So I'm on another board and I posted about Jack and wanting to do English Training with him... His movement is naturally that direction... So we get off topic because some think he should go western... I say he can do both...and it gets heated because then they say he can do western better...or should or whatever... I say...better schmetter...he can do both WELL and even maybe the BEST...(we'll see eh?)... I say something about narrowmindedness in that statement because regardless of conformation movement is the deciding factor...and attitude and that even THEN I think the best of dressage could likely run witht he best reining folks etc... She comes back...says the best horses can do both but not people... I say yes they can and that I think everyone should strive to do the best at both for variety's sake... OOOOKAY... WHY is it so hard for some people to NOT see that riding is riding is riding...staying on top of a horse even with good form is a matter of skill and if the skill is good enough...the person on the horse will look good in either saddle...or CAN look good in either saddle...same with the horse...? I just don't get it honestly... BOTH schools of people are...snooty...I've been snubbed by both...English for my Cowboy boots and Western for my Black Riding Chaps or snaffle bit... Some seem to think like me...but it seems most do not...no matter what style. Any thoughts on WHY this is? I like both and don't think I offended anyone by my comments... I think they are both as classy as can be...and I also think western and English deserve respect either way...so...???