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howrsegirl123 05-28-2012 12:27 AM

English vs. Western
 
I was just wondering if you like English or western riding better...and tell why. :-)

howrsegirl123 05-28-2012 12:31 AM

I like English. I started out western, but pretty soon was dying to do English. The precision and grace of it just captivated me. I took some hunt seat lessons, and although it was pretty tough, I was amazed at how quickly I developed better leg strength, balance, and awareness. I love the look of everything hunter- the riding attire, the tack, the horse...it's just so pretty and lots of fun! I still like western too and do some western pleasure, but in my opinion English is better!

WesternBella 05-28-2012 12:32 AM

This has already been done, but western,
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howrsegirl123 05-28-2012 12:36 AM

Vote too!

BubblesBlue 05-28-2012 12:53 AM

Western. I love everything about it. Been doing since I was little, and will continue doing it.

Skyseternalangel 05-28-2012 12:54 AM

English all the way, but I love western tack and their fun activities so I think both for me.

BarrelWannabe 05-28-2012 01:11 AM

I like the relaxed feeling of western. You listen to and feel the horse. Loose rein, deep seat, and hang on for the ride!

I do like the neatness of English. I've never ridden it but it just seems so polished and professional.
I'm not a fan of contact though. I know some horses like it, some don't.

I'd have to say western though.
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Country Woman 05-28-2012 01:55 AM

I feel more comfortable riding western even though I can ride English

ellygraceee 05-28-2012 02:25 AM

While I adore speed events and the thrill of going through poles and around barrels, dressage is for me.

SaddleStrings 05-28-2012 02:47 AM

I love both styles, but I mainly ride English. I love the finesse and the closeness I feel to my horse when I ride english style. I have however been doing a little western pleasure work on my mare Belle, it's kind of fun getting that 1-2-3 beat canter, so slow!


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