I'm an English rider. Apart from Trail riding, I love jumping! The adrenaline rush, the thrills, the flight... I'd love to try also Cross country, and I'm preparing my boy for Driving - he's going to pull a sleigh for the first time this winter. We do everything bitless.
(I'm not a terribly good jumper, but I'm training to improve)
Oh, and Trick training. I don't know if it can be called a discipline, but we do it on a daily basis, and both of us enjoy it. :)
I would LOVE to learn cutting! That is like the ultimate to me....the rider letting the horse just do it's job, without micromanaging it every second of the way. You really can't say that about any other discipline.
That is the very reason that I love endurance. Dream and I go down the trail as a team, no micromanaging necessary.
That's why I like driving - the horse and the driver also have to work as a team, and my boy clearly enjoys the responsibility that comes with pulling.After all, his lineage is bred for carriage driving. :)
I LOVE eventing ! Xc is so thrilling and my horses absolutely love it too, its such a rush. Eventing is also great bc not only do they have to be super brave on xc, they also have to be precise and obedient for dressage and stadium jumping.
I used to do all jumping and got up to 3', but It's really not my thing. My biggest goal in riding is to succeed in dressage, not necessarily competing, just riding correctly. I would absolutely LOVE to do endurance, but there aren't many races in my area and I don't know how I'd go about training for it.
Excellent question! Lots of great answers and photos! My discipline? Presently, English...re-learning to sit and post the trot! Haha! The rush...the intensity...it's breathta...ok, wait, actually, it is SO CHALLENGING trying your hardest to do such a rudimentary thing; one which you did, literally, in your sleep 15 years ago, but MAN, (& no sarcasm now) IT really IS EXCITING to go three rounds around the arena finally before losing my balance, transitioning the horse's gait, OR my patience! Hehe...
I'm having an awesome time. I'm very happy for your thread as I, too, am (re) figuring it all out...Just about all disciplines are pretty ****ed awesome in their own right...continue on, guys! ;°} Posted via Mobile Device
Phantomhorse13, that picture of you and your horse in the water is amazing!
I guess I will be the lone horse on this thread. I have always loved Saddleseat. I think it's beautiful and I love when I was in the zone and really getting the horse to show of his action to the max. Plus, it's one of those rare show classes (aside from cutting and reining and native dress and liberty) that the audience whoops an hollers.
I will say when I was younger I used to be very prejudice against huntseat. I thought it was boring. Now my daughter rides huntseat and I realize I was being a moron, lol.
I like being on the ranch working my horse but that doesn't seem like much of an event. I like rodeo a lot and have team roped for lots of years but would have to say that calf roping is probably my favorite event due to all the practice, timing and training that goes into making a really good calf horse.