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Different styles of horse-back riding

I will explain in detail what the different styles of riding there are

  1. Jul 8, 2015
    Poka_Doodle

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    Different styles of horse-back riding - I will explain in detail what the different styles of riding there are

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  2. Apr 7, 2017
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    Red the butcher Ridin' The Range

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    So western isn't totally wrong but it is incomplete. And what about side saddle?
     
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    Sorry not a very complete description of any. "Western" definitely does go fast for example barrel racing, calf roping, reining....ect some western disciplines jog and lope instead of trot and canter. And what about endurance. Or huntseat. And western is only most popular in the US.
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2017
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    Ya i grew up western, not much slow about it. And no side saddle? My sisters both were champion ISO riders. My one sister was 3 time international champion before the age of 18.
     
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    Realized how vague that was. Had very little knowledge of what western actually is when I wrote this.
     
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    Oh so many more Styles and combos out there. and of course cross overs There are basically two saddles that Most of us in the US are familiar with.... Western and English. Those jsut are a place to hang your legs and fasten to the horse. But then when you get into the style of riding there will be tweaks in the saddle to allow you to achieve your goals.

    Riding styles are so different even with the tools that you use
    Western saddle:
    Western Dressage
    Cutting
    Reining
    Trail
    Competitive Trail
    Endurance
    Side saddle
    Ranch work
    roping
    Gaming
    ...

    English:
    Classical Dressage
    Modern Dressage
    Hunter Jumper
    Three Day Event
    Trail
    Endurance
    competitive trail
    Side saddle
    Saddle seat
    Gaming

    Funny thing is All good riders use the same principles... Balance, Athleticism, body position, combined nuanced communication with your horse. Pretty much the check list for dressage. Which is really a french term for training.

    A very good read is an article written by a General who lived around 430 – 354 BC... Xenophon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Horsemanship

    deb
     
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    Yeah, I've figured it out. I'm just lacking in time to update because of school.
     
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