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        11-30-2010, 08:14 PM
    Question What should I focus on Western or English?

    I am trying to decide if I should ride Western or English and what style in each. I am open to different disciplines.

    What I have done(not with the same horse):
    • Jumping up to 2ft.
    • Reining
    • Hunt Seat
    • Trail classes and western/english pattern
    • Western Pleasure and Horsemanship
    • English Pleasure and Equitation
    • Cross Country Schooling(not competition)
    • Dressage schooling up to Training level 3(haven't taken the tests)
    • Western Speed Events(barrels, poles, keyhole, flags, etc)
    I really have no clue what I want to do. I only listed what I loved when I tried it I have access to everything that would be needed to compete in those disciplines and more(goats, cows, etc.) I also have room to practice and ride.
    The horse I am going to get will ether be already trained for the discipline or can be trained.

    What do you think I should compete in?
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        11-30-2010, 08:20 PM
    Focus and compete in whatever makes you happy..for me, that would be english.
        11-30-2010, 08:40 PM
    Agreed it should be whatever makes you happiest. Though since you haven't made up your mind, there is no reason why you can't do both English and Western and several disciplines. Just get a nice, well-trained all around horse and they can do pretty much anything you want to.
        11-30-2010, 09:11 PM
    To me, it really looks like you're more into the refinement of English. You schooled in many different competitions of English. But, at the same time, you seem to have a passion for Western too. I recommend what the other posters have said, and see if you can do both. One will probably "sing" to you soon.
        11-30-2010, 10:42 PM
    Hmmm well me personally I love and ride western all my life....before I could crawl basically. I love the twisting and turning of barrels and poles butlike everyone said... "what every makes you happy ;)"
        12-01-2010, 04:45 PM
    Thanks. I am thinking of doing Speed, Competitive Trail, Reining, Trail, Horsemanship(ether this or Showmanship are required), and some Cow Work

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