My horse has never delivered a baby, but she's "had a cow" quite a few times...
I can admire jumpers, dressage riders and reiners without ever wanting to become one. And I'll give Pat Parelli this much - he doesn't object to someone using a leveraged bit, or believe that all riding starts and ends with a snaffle. Or bitless...
I don't want to work cattle on foot. Here is where an old friends runs his cattle:
Actually, he runs them just south of here. Have fun working cattle on foot in places like this! He did used to drive sheep thru this canyon, before the Feds told him he couldn't.
My trail riding is so trivial that most trail riders would laugh themselves silly at me calling it trail riding. There are folks who ride in places that would scare me worse than a 6' oxer, providing the horse knew how to jump a 6' oxer. See the trail riding section for some pictures. I had to buy some yellow underwear just so I could read some of the threads without anyone finding out what happened when I did!
The scariest riding I've done so far was having Mia galloping joyfully, the snaffle bit unfelt against her molars as my clumsy mare raced toward a blind turn I knew was ahead. Stopping her before she could send both of us rolling thru the cactus was more excitement than my 54 year old heart needed. Yes, it is a training hole, and yes, for the umpteenth time in 4 years, Mia and I are working on plugging a hole.
I can admire a lot of styles of riding. As I get older and more experienced, I'm less & less likely to denigrate others for choosing different from me.