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post #21 of 34 Old 11-14-2010, 03:35 PM
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But definitely not the other way around, no rational person would go from a western rider to an english rider.
Yeah, I must be irrational too... hmmm

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post #22 of 34 Old 11-14-2010, 03:45 PM
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Earlier I said I thought the dressage horse was better trained, but I watched the video again and this is what I have to say:

I don't think one is trained better, or one man rides better. Neither is better. They're just different.

Also, Kevin... I don't understand what you mean by "overspun" ... I've seen horses spin WAY faster than that, and that's exactly what they wanted ...

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post #23 of 34 Old 11-14-2010, 04:04 PM
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Also, Kevin... I don't understand what you mean by "overspun" ... I've seen horses spin WAY faster than that, and that's exactly what they wanted ...
If you think of the horse standing on a clock they ride in on the six o'clock and start the spin they should end up at either six o'clock or twelve o'clock but they shouldn't stop at 5:30 or 6:45. That's what I meant by over and underspun. In a reining contest the exhibitor is asked to turn 2 times or 2 and a half if they stop over or under that is a deduction.

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I'm sure they had practiced the exhibition beforehand. I would also bet that the western rider started out as an english rider.
I agree with this! Because is is in Europe, I am sure the "western" rider was trained Dressage rider first, but he had a difficult time sitting the big trot of the Dressage horse.

The Dressage rider tried little cues without a response, then had to use bigger aids until the horse would respond. I doubt the Dressage rider has trained western.

The western horse is definitely more green than the Dressage horse, just based on the performance. It take a lot of years to reach that level

Still, overall a very interesting video, thanks for sharing!
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I must be irrational then. XD
Me too...
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But definitely not the other way around, no rational person would go from a western rider to an english rider.
I am another you would call "irrational"

But then the western bored me, Dressage is a bigger trot, bigger horse, bigger challenge
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If you think of the horse standing on a clock they ride in on the six o'clock and start the spin they should end up at either six o'clock or twelve o'clock but they shouldn't stop at 5:30 or 6:45. That's what I meant by over and underspun. In a reining contest the exhibitor is asked to turn 2 times or 2 and a half if they stop over or under that is a deduction.
OH okay, I knew that much, I just misinterpreted what you said. I was thinking you meant in terms of speed Over here we call it "hitting" and "missing" ... I went to a reining facility and that's what they called it there, anyway. Thanks for clarifying

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I have this video on my computer, I love it! I love that qh too. I wish I could edit out that lady's woo hoos though.
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post #29 of 34 Old 11-15-2010, 12:27 PM
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*joins the irrational posse*

Although, I grew up riding Western and then developed an interest in English, but I will always love and ride both - my goal for Jynx is to have an eventer and barrel racer in one.

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Count me in the irrational group as well!

I have zero desire to ride Western, just wasn't something I really enjoyed.
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