Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
• Horses: 0
@ cloud9: well actually the main reason was the mentality of the people I used to ride with :) I'm not saying that all dressage riders are like this, but the ones I know are all kind of posh and sassy :s I felt I didn't really fit in.. But like I said, maybe if I just went to a different school things would have been different.. As for the western discipline, the moment I arrived on the ranch people were so friendly and really helpful, plus the horses were very curious and all wanted to get a sniff of this "newbie" ;)
And apart from all those reasons, I'm just very eager to learn new things.
@ Amp23: I live in Antwerp, one of the bigger cities of Belgium. I'm guessing you maybe went to Bruges? That's one of the only cities I know to still have lots of carriages around.
@ tinyliny: I'm sure you enjoyed our museums :) We have had lots of wonderful artists like Rubens and Van Eyck, really something we should be proud of!
Reining and western riding in general has indeed gained in popularity, can't really say for what reason, maybe partly because of Anky van Grunsven who gave it a try? I'll do my best to post some pictures a.s.a.p. :)
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