I like to joke that I've been riding Western longer than I've been riding horses. My grandmother used to ride horses on her dad's working cattle ranch, and all of my cousins are barrel racers and pole benders and, well, rodeo-fanatics. Western riding has pretty much been a part of me forever.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy the occasional English flair. I'll grab and English saddle from the tack room and head out to the arena, but let me tell you, such events are rare. Don't get me wrong - I'd love to jump my horse someday, and it would be nice to claim that I could sit still in an English saddle as long as I can a Western one, but there's just something about Western riding that makes me want to grab my chaps and hit the dusty trail rather than saddle up in jodhpurs and a riding crop.
What riding style do you enjoy most? Why?
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