THe opinions don't bother me. What gets me is when people look down on others becuase that person doesn't ride english or doesn't ride western. I ahve a friend that lives by a gated community and was told she can not ride on the trails becuase she rides western and not english?!?!?! It shouldn't matter what I am riding, english or western, it matters that I am riding a horse. Its all about the horse!!