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View Poll Results: Do you prefer Western saddles over English?!?
Yea, l like Western better!! 12 48.00%
No, English is better for me. 5 20.00%
I like both!! 8 32.00%
I ride bareback so... DON'T CARE!! 2 8.00%
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post #1 of 8 Old 01-26-2009, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Poll Question: Do you like Western saddles over English ones?!? I like English better but it's up to you folks!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-26-2009, 11:35 PM
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I ride in them both but I usually only show english!

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-26-2009, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, same with me!! :}
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 08:43 AM
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I love them both. But when it comes to working on being a better, more effective rider...I'd rather be in an english saddle. It make it so you can't rely on the saddle as much. Builds strength in the legs and tooshy. Improves balance.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 11:15 AM
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Im a western gal who attempts to ride English


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post #6 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 12:00 PM
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We trail ride so I prefer the western seat. My husband prefers the endurance type without the horn. I like the horn if we are just on an easy trail. It does get in the way on rougher trails though.


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post #7 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 04:56 PM
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I ride only western, never had any exposure to english. English seems to be more difficult
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 06:58 PM
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I started in English and switched to Western. I found western far more enjoyable. I like the competition of rodeos more than dressage and jumping though, probably just my preference. I agree that english is more difficult.
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