Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
I don't have a preference, and I think the "discipline wars" are absolutely silly. Not one is better than the other. They all have their uses, and their histories.
I see western as a more ranch style, and english as more classical. However, that does not mean that each discipline does not have traits that are beneficial for the other.
For instance, the flexibility a horse gains in its dressage training may help in its reigning for those spins.
I do both. And while I have a *preference* for the english discipline, I value western greatly. I like western gaming (which, can be really hard), but I like the core that is dressage which could help any rider's ability for any discipline.