Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Just because someone can pop over a few things in a Western saddle doesn't make them a jumper, nor able to teach someone the finer points of jumping.
That would be like me saying because I can ride in a Western saddle on a professionally trained WP horse, that obviously makes me a WP person. Um, no.
Why all the angst about it? If you ride primarily Western disciplines, great! If you ride primarily English disciplines, great! One is no better than the other, but don't claim expertise in something just because some time, somewhere, you popped over a jump.