What do YOU prefer?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

What do YOU prefer?

This is a discussion on What do YOU prefer? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-30-2009, 10:59 PM
What do YOU prefer?

Western or English riding?
Let me know!
And also, put WHY in your answer. WHY do you prefer western over english, or vice versa (:
Sponsored Links
    03-31-2009, 12:45 AM
English, hands down.

I love how English really seems to concentrate on perfection, especially if you're doing dressage. I like working on really specific things with my horse and seeing results. Also, believe it or not, English feels more comfortable to me than Western. And I love jumping!
    03-31-2009, 01:27 AM
I'm a western girl.

I love the build and personality of western, stock horses (not bashing English horses, they're wonderful too, and many, many horses do both.) To me western is so relaxed and chill. Paints and Quarter Horses are such wonderful breeds. :]
    03-31-2009, 02:58 AM
I have only done western but know enough about english that I would probably be fine if I had the tack to do it in. Like LeahKathleen I like how the western world is more relaxed and chill. I've only ran into pretty nasty english riders, and its enough to keep me away from that side of the horse world sadly. I think the english world is more on competition, and 'how high and far can I get there' were as the western world is more like 'looky what I can do with my horse' and 'see this cool move I taught it' sorta mantality. But then again that is the impression so far I have gotten out of english and western. It could be totally different on the other side of the hill for all I know.
    03-31-2009, 09:36 AM
English -- love jumping!
    03-31-2009, 10:12 AM
English by far :) jumping is sooo much fun and it feels like ur flying haha. Lol
    03-31-2009, 11:49 AM
Definately english! I love dressage!
    03-31-2009, 12:10 PM
English, because that's how I learned to ride. I just feel more comfortable in an english saddle. As for showing, I also like being judged on how well I can do something (as in Dressage [even though I don't do it] and hunters), rather than how fast (as in barrel racing, pole bending, etc...).

I did ride my horse in my boyfriend's western saddle yesterday, though, and her canter is much more comfortable in it than it is in my english one.

I'm also starting to rope, so I guess I'm going to have to get my own western saddle and start teaching my horse to neck rein now.
    03-31-2009, 03:30 PM
Western... mostly because that is how I've grown up and I know what im doing. I do ride English but I need a lot of work with riding posture and what not.
    03-31-2009, 07:29 PM
Green Broke
Oh, that's a tuffy for me. I lean towards english, but if I'm riding 6 to 8 hours and packing for the day, I switch to my endurance with western fenders , great for all the things I've got to bring. Very comfy for me and the horse too. If I'm out for just a couple of hours, well, probably english. Love the close feel I get with english.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which do you prefer to do the most? tempest Horse Riding 22 03-23-2009 06:45 PM
Purpose of docked tail...Which do you prefer? smrobs Draft Horses 22 03-21-2009 10:47 PM
Which operating system do you have? or prefer? mlkarel2010 Technology 13 01-13-2009 04:39 PM
which type of protection boot do you prefer and why? shermanismybaby3006 Horse Tack and Equipment 8 01-07-2009 10:04 AM
Which do you prefer: Deep-seat, half-deep (CS) or flat? hrsrdr Horse Tack and Equipment 3 11-23-2008 01:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0