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Western vs. English

This is a discussion on Western vs. English within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    View Poll Results: What do you ride mostly?
    English 27 55.10%
    Western 22 44.90%
    Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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        02-28-2008, 08:18 PM
    Green Broke
    I wish I could ride bareback..... once I get my trainer's horses into the swing of things I'll probably start
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        03-01-2008, 12:38 PM
    I ride english because that was what I was taught. I did ride western last summer for about a month in a half when I was helping to train horses on Macanak island in Michigan. I had to get up everymorning and I helped take groups of people out and trained horses. It was fun but I was happy to get back into my nice english saddle ha ha ha
        07-22-2008, 12:37 PM
    I perfer english. But my great uncle; he had a horse, that is now my grandmothers, Major, that was a champion roping horse and I did do roping with him a couple times down in florida, western is fun, but im more into the hunter/jumpers.
        07-22-2008, 12:38 PM
    I do both equally
        07-22-2008, 01:25 PM
    I'd like to cast a vote here, but there isn't an option for BOTH.

    While I grew up riding English and still do from time to time, I am now riding Western with Pete.

    But then, we are working our way into Side Saddle down the road a bit.

    ~Kerri & Pete
        07-22-2008, 05:20 PM
    Super Moderator
    I do both but I prefer western.
        07-22-2008, 06:52 PM
    I rode english growing up and I prefer it. The past couple of years I have been trail riding mostly and so I use a western saddle for that. When I first bought the western saddle I had to have someone show me how to cinch up the horse, lol. English saddles are much simpler and lighter.
        07-22-2008, 09:00 PM
    I rode 90% bareback and 10% English as a kid. When I got Arrow, I had an English saddle for awhile, but it bridged on him. I rode in a bareback pad, no stirrups, for 10 months, but he's high-withered and I worried about the band around his spine. I've switched over to western since the bars distribute weight over a larger area, and I weigh about 155. I'm currently eagerly awaiting a saddle that I had custom built just for his hard to fit back that will be endurance style--the one thing I hate about western is that darn horn hitting either my wrists or my stomache. Horns are meant for hold cows only, I think!
        07-23-2008, 02:01 PM
    Iīm a enthusiasted westernrider

    I did some english riding 4 years ago but I didnīt like it that much
    I prefer Western but I like english too
        07-25-2008, 10:37 PM
    Where I live its 90% English. I would have to drive 45 minutes to ride western (on trails) and even further than that for a western lesson. Needless to say I grew up riding English. I find Western saddles to be extremely uncomfortable.

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