Originally Posted by meganishername
I ride western. I don't rodeo or anything, I just ride on trails and in the arena for fun. I'm going to start taking lessons though with a trainer. I have a 3 year old, and i'm told he's going to make a kick butt barrel horse.
But i'm always dreaming about eventing.
I'd LOVE to do 3 day eventing.
I want to learn.
I think it's so beautiful.
My father thinks english riding is horrible, (i'm 16) and to dangerous and won't let me ride english.
Help on this situation?
I'm in the same boat - except I like western a lot, but I also want to ride English. And I'm 13. ;P
Just don't listen to him. Bad advice in general, IK, but still. If that's what you want to do, why not just do it! My parents don't particularly like English riders or riding much - mainly because they know nothing about it because nobody in our area does English, SO I taught myself and my horse to jump bareback and a little bit ago I got a cheapy English saddle to give it a try! My parents are just glad I'm not jumping bareback anymore so eventually they supported it! ;)