^ and I also ride hunt seat in addition to western because I believe in a well rounded and versatile rider but have no snobbery for either. But in my 51 years of riding and showing, I will say that I have found the hunter riders to have more snobbery because they think western is easy. I'm not putting them down...it's just because they have never ridden a good western horse to realize how hard it really is. I don't fault them, I just wish people would get out of their comfort zone and try ALL the seats before they cast judgement. How can someone say something is easy if they never tried it and tried it on a well trained horse??!!