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View Poll Results: English or Western
English 10 55.56%
Western 8 44.44%
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    08-03-2009, 02:07 AM
  #1
kko
Foal
English vs Western

English or Western? Why? If you do both why did you start the other?
     
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    08-03-2009, 09:20 AM
  #2
Started
I perfer western but ride both. I started riding English so that I would be a more all-around rider. Also Apirl is more of an English mover so that forces me to bring the best out of her.
     
    08-03-2009, 09:35 AM
  #3
Showing
I started English, then rode both, now it's strictly Western. I love the image of the cowboy and it's what I most likely was in a previous life.
     
    08-03-2009, 11:00 AM
  #4
Started
Western. My reasoning? The cowboys...duh. :P

Just kidding. I actually ride both, but to me, Western is more fun. And, my horses are cow bred horses(especially High Five, he is a cutting horse), so I don't know how well they would look under an English saddle.
     
    08-03-2009, 11:37 AM
  #5
kko
Foal
I like both but im a little more english, I just love jumping.
     
    08-03-2009, 12:00 PM
  #6
Weanling
I started western, learned english in college, but still ride western. After not having ridden for 15 years, I love having the horn to hold onto when i'm trotting or loping and since my horse was trained in western cutting, I keep him in what he's use to. I love watching english though.
     
    08-03-2009, 12:16 PM
  #7
Started
I started in a western saddle, but under the instruction of hunt seat and saddleseat riders. I switched to hunt seat English when I realized that my pony's jackhammer trot would never be totally "sittable," and I just stayed there. The saddle's lighter, show clothes never change style, and bit requirements and options get simpler, ha ha.
     
    08-03-2009, 12:28 PM
  #8
Chat Moderator
I started riding western and that is all I have ever rode or plan on riding. The cowboy image is part of it.
     
    08-03-2009, 03:26 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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!
     
    08-03-2009, 09:14 PM
  #10
kko
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by myQHpaul    
i started western, learned english in college, but still ride western. After not having ridden for 15 years, I love having the horn to hold onto when i'm trotting or loping and since my horse was trained in western cutting, I keep him in what he's use to. I love watching english though.

Yeah I like the horn too. I prefer the western saddle sooo much more than the english saddle.
     

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