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SHould i stick with western

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        10-25-2008, 02:46 PM
      #21
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    I think English makes you more in touch with the horse's movement..
    It's worth a try and can only make you a better rider...
         
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        10-25-2008, 07:49 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Lady Dreamer: get a synthetic saddle there a lot lighter and less bulky
         
        10-31-2008, 09:36 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    I was in the same boat as you 3 years ago. Switched to english...did flatwork for about 3 months and then went on to jumping...never looked back. I love english...saddle is more comfy...stopped having lower back pain...love the adrenaline rush of jumping combined with the precision of riding without all that bulk underneath me...love "feeling" my horse more. I'll never go back to western personally. I was coming from the AQHA world...where it seemed like everybody was a snob and horses "retired" at age 6...bleh...never again.
         
        11-02-2008, 12:38 AM
      #24
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    Originally Posted by jfarmboy    
    Lady Dreamer: get a synthetic saddle there a lot lighter and less bulky
    I wish they would get some! And ones with flexible trees would be a godsend. Lol! I will look into that if I ever start doing it on my own.

    I have a system down fairly well now. Been practicing on the shorter horses they give me. One the big guys I think I'll still be nice and use the block.
         
        11-03-2008, 04:12 PM
      #25
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by hotreddun    
    I was in the same boat as you 3 years ago. Switched to english...did flatwork for about 3 months and then went on to jumping...never looked back. I love english...saddle is more comfy...stopped having lower back pain...love the adrenaline rush of jumping combined with the precision of riding without all that bulk underneath me...love "feeling" my horse more. I'll never go back to western personally. I was coming from the AQHA world...where it seemed like everybody was a snob and horses "retired" at age 6...bleh...never again.
    Funny, I've always seen it the other way around, but I definitely prefer english to western. If you're curious it really won't hurt to give english a try, but which is better is definitely a personal decision. You could always go back if you don't like it.
         
        11-05-2008, 03:12 PM
      #26
    Foal
    I ride both english and western. I like them about the same and I don't find one harder than the other, just different.
         

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