Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern California
First off, gorgeous horse.
Next, if you asking if you can go English and trail, yes of course. My horses do Western Pleasure, Reining, and Dressage as well as trail. Will they win in all disciplines, maybe not, but that is because they are built for reining.
If you are asking can I let my horse be a hellion one minute and expect it to be cool, calm and mannered another, maybe, but it is unfair to the horse as a horse does not understand sometimes and so they will be confused when they get corrected for a behavior you condoned the day before. Unless, you have a on and off cue. If you initiate an action and the horse has a 'shut off.' For example, I can ask my horse to play 'tag,' but when give the cue to stop he must stop.
Horses are extremely intelligent animals, but they are not human. Be fair, be consistent. And most important, have fun (safety first of course).