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    10-04-2012, 01:35 PM
  #11
Showing
Not saying the Western disciplines or tack are bad, so all y'all Western riders please don't start having conniptions.

It's just that the tack and riding positions are so very different, and unless you've been trained properly in both they're not interchangeable.

You learn best what you learn first, and for me that was the English disciplines. I feel like a fish on a bicycle when I try to ride in a Western saddle!
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    10-04-2012, 01:38 PM
  #12
Trained
Agreed. I know several people who hate English saddles for assorted reasons. They love their western saddles though! Except for the occasional Aussie saddle rider, those seem to love theirs best!
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    10-04-2012, 01:41 PM
  #13
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I think that's something I most notice when I see the same horse/rider combination that was in a western show class change tack and go in a 'hunt seat' class
Forgive me all western riders please - but I often hear western riders criticise english seat riders for 'riding english in a western saddle' but I see exactly the same with western riders going hunt seat
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    10-04-2012, 01:57 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Well I technically started riding western when I was 8 but when I was 10 I switched to english and never looked back.

The last few weeks I had been riding in my aussie, bareback and western to switch things up and the other day when I got back in my dressage saddle, it felt like home. I was so happy to feel my horse again and actually be able to ride and not look like a fish out of water.
     
    10-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Well I technically started riding western when I was 8 but when I was 10 I switched to english and never looked back.

The last few weeks I had been riding in my aussie, bareback and western to switch things up and the other day when I got back in my dressage saddle, it felt like home. I was so happy to feel my horse again and actually be able to ride and not look like a fish out of water.
don't forget the bike lolol
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    10-04-2012, 02:39 PM
  #16
Weanling
Thanks for the input. I will keep all of that information in mind.
     

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