English or Western? Which would you prefer and why??:runninghorse2::gallop::faceshot:
Im gonna have to look into the sidesaddle lol it sounds fun!!My preference for everyday riding is a General Purpose saddle. I also enjoy bareback and occasionally Sidesaddle.
If the horse is sensible and built like a sofa, then i love to go bareback. I still enjoy riding Sidesaddle on experienced, comfortable horses but I'm old enough now that it causes stiffness in my right knee and hip.
yes i agree, I like having the horn just in case for emergencies lol!! Ive done english riding on a pleasure horse and its very nice and smooth, but personally i like barebackI like western because I want to have a horn to grab so I can feel safe. It's purely mental probably, but just the reassurance that I can grab it... Considering my recent adventures on an english saddle I am sticking to western for now.
ive never ridden in a dressage saddle before.. i bet its fun ill be sure to put that task on my wish list for 2020 :gallop:I ride mainly English, have ridden in all types of English saddles but right now my favourite is the dressage saddle. Ridden western as well, different types, in the old days lots of bareback riding, ridden in military saddles and my old troopers saddle was the greatest and most comfortable for long distances. I have also driven a team, cut hay, pulled the hay wagon. I have also done some swimming on horses.
I guess I would have to say the one I prefer is English riding as I do that the most. Even when showing western I did most of my schooling in the English saddle as I preferred it to the western.
I too was a horn snatcher and still do sometimes - like when we're climbing a steep grade and I need a little more security while I lean up and forward.I like western because I want to have a horn to grab so I can feel safe. It's purely mental probably, but just the reassurance that I can grab it... Considering my recent adventures on an english saddle I am sticking to western for now.