I'm an eventer, and have been riding english for 10, nearly 11, years now. I also ride western pleasure, and a little bit of gaming. I have been to a few rodeos as well. If I switched to western as my main, I would choose calf roping! Soo fun :)
Wait! I changed my mind. Because I am a pretty versatile rider, I'd like to try vaulting. I wish I was fit enough for it in the first place, but that'd just be awesome! Also, I don't think it's considered western nor english? Anybody know?
Hmm well uhh I can't answer this right since I ride both but I will tell you what Im getting into.
English- Cross country. I live ON the Rio grande river, plenty of fallen down trees, leaves un even terrian. I also live right next to a mountain with STUNNING equestion camps with premade XC coarses.
Western- Barrel racing. Right now I'm training a 17 year old project horse, he only likes to stay faster then a trot when he bolts. BUT my gym coach has a barrel racing star (in my area) and I get to ride him and someday show him.