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does anyone ride western?

Discussion in 'Horses - all breeds / types' started by horses93, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. horses93

    horses93 New Member

    does anyone ride western? :?: :!: i did ride english
    rodeo Bettsy Nun was in the barrel finals
  2. lanena322

    lanena322 New Member

    I do!

    Hi, I ride western. I have a Cremello Paso Fino stallion and a Grey Arab Cross stally and I ride western for both. I personally think it is more comfortable for those long rides.

    But I ocassionaly trade in the western saddle for an english one when I am riding my Arab since his gait isnt as smooth as my pasos so it helps with my balance and posture
  3. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    I ride western, rodeo and proffessionally train !!! I also work with a wonderful org. Lone Star Equine Rescue! www.lser.org

    But I'm experianced in both english, western..... I like them equally!!!
  4. Horse_Lover

    Horse_Lover New Member

    I ride western and English! 8) :D
  5. i ride western!!!io love western ridding i never ride english!!
  6. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    I rodeo.

    I train both western and English, as well as driving.

    Western is more relaxed than English. But I reccommend that everyone learn the basics of English before western. Teaches you balance, stamina, and corect seating.

    Also boosts your confidence!
  7. CockatielCrazy87

    CockatielCrazy87 New Member

    I ride Western I just love it so much better then English. Western is just so fun and relaxed for both me and the horse.
  8. horse_child

    horse_child New Member

    i ride, wester, english, bareback. anything. english is way better to learn in but i enjoy them both equally.
  9. Sara

    Sara New Member

    I ride both and agree that English is better to start with to get the proper balance and seat and LEG placement and USE for the horses... It's amazing how much more people use their legs when they start English and then go Western... Same with starting horses... I think starting a horse to supple it etc...in Dressage etc...is good to get the muscles all working together and to create a balanced horse etc...
  10. ya_gotta_luv_em

    ya_gotta_luv_em New Member

    i ride both english & western on the same horse. Western is great when ur trail riding, or doing western stuff like barrel racing of chasing cows, or even if ur just mucking around in tha paddock. But i ride english when im jumping or doing flatwork/training.
  11. i love ridin western barrels reinin or pleasure,but i love ridin hunt seat too and jumpin, :y_the_best: i would love to have a good arab to do english(saddleseat,thats tecnially what english is :roll: i tend to be tecnical with that sort of thing) with i think they are so beautiful,ive ridin them in every thing else but never had any tack now i have tack i just need an arab.
  12. Sara

    Sara New Member

    I ride both but love English the most...

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