Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rochester, New York
This is really interesting. I do not think that western is specifically harder on horses, because with english, speed and agility are pretty demanding of the horse. In jumping, hunting, XC ect. But in western, there is barrel racing, poles, all the speed events, as well as cutting, reining, ect. So its kinda hard to point the finger at any one discipline.
I do agree however, that english is really good to learn, becuase IMO, it helps a lot with ballance, and really getting a feel for your horse. But I just lover the speed and excitment of western!! hehe
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