Years ago I started western and then had the opportunity to switch to english. My butt felt like it had come home! Everything felt right, you know what I mean? Since than have switched back and forth for what ever was required or needed for the task. Now I ride in an endurance with western fenders and have found the best of both worlds.
Of course I do not show, so I combine whatever works best for me and my horse. Function and fit, that's me!