What do YOU prefer? - Page 3

       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
    04-05-2009, 01:37 AM
Western because I don't think I could keep my big butt in an english saddle!
Sponsored Links
    04-05-2009, 01:45 AM
Western because it has more practical uses
    04-05-2009, 01:52 PM
WESTERN all the way! I hate how on english saddles, they have to be fitted on your horse, where as western saddles they don't.
That is not true. A bad fitting western saddle can create the same problems a bad fitting english saddle can.
    04-05-2009, 02:24 PM
I guess I'm not sure what your asking. As far as saddles I prefer a western type endurance saddle without a horn. Although my current saddle has a horn there are times I'd like to cut it off. Since we trail ride, the way the saddle is made is much more secure. Some of the big western type saddles are difficult to get a close contact feel with. Many of the newer ones are really no different than the english in that respect. English saddle are worn with half chaps or boots to keep your legs clean and western have a fender to do the same thing.
I'm with the poster from Australia I have a hard time understanding the difference
As far as disciplines go, I enjoy watching eventing and would like to try it. I doubt I could jump comfortably in a western horned saddle.
I think riding is the same whether you are in a western or an english saddle. The cues are basicly the same except the neck reining vs direct reining. I use my seat and legs for cues the same as any english rider would.
    04-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Yay! Someone else like me :]

I don't think there is a western/english difference here, really. I mean, it's all riding!

What is the difference between barrel racing in a western saddle to barrel racing in an english saddle? Is the person in the english saddle not barrel racing because barrels is 'supposedly' a western sport, yet they aren't in western gear?

I find it all confusing, lol. I choose not to ride in a western saddle, as the horn is too restricting.

I think we should all just ride, ride the individual events we want to ride, and enjoy it. I can't stand those people who look down on others because they don't have the correct gear, etc. That's why I have put off entering barrels at our local rodeo. I don't have a western saddle, I don't ride in a curb, or with spurs... yet I could run times on par with all the others.

It strikes me a little like a muted down apartheid! We're all riders, we're not that different :]
    04-06-2009, 09:53 PM
English. I've never ridden Western, though, so I'm not sure. I actually think if I gave it a go I might like it a lot. =] I like jumping but I'm fine with flat work.. riding in general is always fun for me!
    04-06-2009, 10:49 PM
Western because It's more relaxed and it just suites my mare better
    04-07-2009, 11:54 AM
Sorry to continue with the whats the difference line but.....
I have a friend who does cowboy mounted shooting. Its like barrel racing but you shoot at things while you do it. There is nothing more "western" than a cowboy mounted shooting event, in case anyone has never been to one. Anyway, she does it bareback and dressed as a native American All the cowboys have a hard time with her doing it this way because she isn't in proper dress or saddle.
I think this is very much like english or western debates. She is doing the same thing everyone else is but in different tack and dress. She gets sneers and jeers constantly from her fellow competitors. I agree, anyone who regularly gets on a horses back is a horseman or woman no matter what they're sitting on or wearing.
    04-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Im in between although I can only realy do english riding, however I would like to try western it just like really fun and like your playing with your horse :)
    04-09-2009, 08:38 PM
I prefer western wih my mare... I can ride her bucks and kicks easier...

I like english with my gelding, though... I feel safer...

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 05:24 PM.

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