English

Whether Hunter, Jumper, Eventer, Dressage, or SaddleSeat Rider; find articles for any English discipline. 

     An increasingly popular breed, the American Saddlebred, has a show style that is all its own. The American Saddlebred can be shown “in-hand”, under a cut back saddle, traditional saddle seat with a full bridle, in cart classes, hunt seat, and western. The versatile Saddlebred can do it all. In strictly Saddlebred associated shows, there are a number of things that are a little different. The biggest difference is the crowd. Often, the crowd is full of people yelling, hooting, wooping and cheering for their favorite horses. As oppose to a dressage show where no one makes a sound until the...
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  “English” is a very broad term for a style of riding that really has many variations. Just like how within “Western” riding there is barrel racing, show pleasure, trail, ranch work, reining, cutting etc, within the broad term of “English riding there are many subcategories also. Some of the main disciplines are Dressage, Show Jumping, Hunter Jumper, 3 Day Eventing and Saddle Seat. Each discipline has its own set of rules and standards, as well as ideal equine qualities. Dressage Dressage is an elegant, competitive sport, often called “horse ballet”. It has standardized progressive...
  The Differences Between Riding Styles English vs.  Australian   So what gives? What makes one riding style better or worst than the other? Horse people are notoriously passionate about their riding style and discipline. We tend to back up our preferred style. That being said where is there an unbiased look into the different styles of riding, styles, and disciplines? Well here is one.   Each discipline has its advantages and some disadvantages. Making the decision on what riding style you would like to pursue takes time and a willingness to try new things. For a western rider to switch to...
The Differences Between Riding Styles English vs. Western   So what gives? What makes one riding style better or worst than the other? Horse people are notoriously passionate about their riding style and discipline. We tend to back up our preferred style. That being said where is there an unbiased look into the different styles of riding, styles, and disciplines? Well here is one.   Each discipline has its advantages and some disadvantages. Making the decision on what riding style you would like to pursue takes time and a willingness to try new things. For a western rider to switch to...

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