Why is it that some people that ride english despise those who ride western and vice versa.... I have a friend that lives in an area that has horse trails but was told she can not ride on them unless she rides english? Why is that? I mean we should all be here for the horse and not what or how one rides? If we, horse owners, band together we could achieve alot, but as long as we let different riding styles split us then we can not achieve as much.