Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Hmm I like how everyone tip-toes around this question lol. IMHO, English is better*gasp*. I rode western the first 6 years and then switched to dressage. I'm back to western now but I cant wait to get back to dressage. Western was fun when I was barrel racing and doing rodeos but then my trainer got me into showing and I became bored with the slow pace that horses should ahve for showing. So I went to dressage and then to English and I love it because it has a faster pace and it seems like you can do more, IMHO. If I got back to barrel racing, i would probably have more fun in western but for now, I'm just trail ridng in my western saddle and waiting to find myself a good dressage saddle to work my horse in. Actually, I love both the same I guess. They both have there own perks. A western saddle is more comfortable on trail rides and if you like going slow, then I guess showing might be for you. But I like living in the fast lane and the unnatural gait horses are asked to do during western showing is annoying to me. haha sorry for the story =)
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