I was wondering if you switched? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 03-01-2012, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,292
• Horses: 5
I was wondering if you switched?

Okay so i know some people that switch disiplines after they were really good when they were older. my friends mom was amazing at barrel racing and pole bending now shes amazing at derssage and hasnt barrel race in the past 8 years!

and i know a exreiner that was amazing beautiful horses and now shes derssage also. but looking at getting into westren again!

who else changed? and why?
HarleyWood is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 Old 03-01-2012, 10:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 409
• Horses: 0

I used to be great at riding BFE trails bareback on a half crazy horse intersperced with cattle drives and ranch work - all of which was done bareback.

Some randon number of decades/years later I am now 'mature' and ride sane horses at a walk down easy trails - with the occasional medieval recreation. I have also gotten into calm drives down the road in a cart. A complete 180 from where I was as a kid, sort of. Well, I am a lot slower now, and this horse will walk - oh, and I actually use a saddle.

I am sorry - this really was not your question. Please forgive me sticking my nose in, but I needed a smile!!
yadlim is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 03-01-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,292
• Horses: 5
Haha that's okay my moms like that too. She rode a crazy horse racing her brothers and now won't go faster then a walk. I got her to agree to barrel race\pole bend our 3 year old paint this summer... probley at a walk... haha
Posted via Mobile Device
HarleyWood is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 03-01-2012, 11:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 1
I used to ride western all the time... I did a crapton of stuff; trail, western pleasure, barrel racing, gymkhanas, etc.... But then I took a couple English lessons, decided I liked it, and took some more! Then I discovered eventing and there was no going back! I'm hooked!

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!
mudpie is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 03-02-2012, 02:55 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 796
• Horses: 1
I predominantly ride western. But I switch to English every so often. But I jump western also. I just do everything in my big ole' saddle. I would never jump English yet but its coming. So yes. I was western then English then western again. But still occasionally English. Not saying I'm any good or anything but hey the best is yet to come.


Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Well you know what they say, whatever you want to do there's an App for that
MissColors is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 03-02-2012, 10:27 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
I wouldn't say that I switched, more that I expanded the disciplines I ride. I grew up as a Western trail rider, fell in love with my uncle's reining horses at an early age, started English and dressage a few years back, and started to dabble in cutting last summer. Last year I started training my dressage mare on the barrels, though gaming isn't something that's a primary discipline for me. This year, Excel and I are beginning our eventing career. I'm totally at home in a Western saddle still, but I do a lot more English.
GotaDunQH likes this.
equiniphile is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 03-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
^ yea, I never switched either...I have done hunt seat, western, dressage, saddleseat, jumping, cross country. I believe in being a well rounded rider.
GotaDunQH is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 03-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,689
• Horses: 0
My only interests are dressage and later on down the road, eventing.

There are other english disciplines that hold no appeal to me.

Western sports don't hold much appeal to me either, and it's not because of the tack.

If, however, someone offered me their horse with western tack to go hacking around, I wouldn't say no.
mildot is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 03-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
• Horses: 1
I grew up riding stock horses and riding gymkhanas. When I left home I switched to eventing and now I adore dressage. I've recently (today) discovered that Lyric LOVES to jump so... who knows what's in store!?

Horses are like therapy ~ and almost as expensive
CinderEve is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 03-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 713
• Horses: 2
I started out riding Western and never really felt secure in the saddle. I tried my hand at a few western events, but never found my niche. My riding instructor decided to give me a few lessons in an English saddle and that was it. I felt like I was glued to the saddle, I felt like I had better communication with the horse... I just began to like riding that much more. I will still ride in a western saddle from time to time, but I prefer my english saddle.
Courtney is offline  

games , horses , tags

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I was wondering! shaggy Horse Talk 19 01-15-2012 03:49 AM
Just wondering Draftgirl17 Horse Riding 4 02-05-2010 01:19 AM
Wondering if.... HorsesAreForever Horse Training 7 11-20-2009 11:31 PM
just wondering...? BaliDoll Horse Health 4 11-19-2009 07:40 PM
i switched barns! need advice! dreamrideredc Horse Boarding 5 07-29-2009 05:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome