11 Signs You RIDE both English and Western
Consider yourself a rare breed if you ride, compete, or at least appreciate both English and Western disciplines! Riding both hunt seat and running barrels has really allowed me to treasure the differences and athleticism that goes into both sports, and I’ve noticed that it’s almost impossible to keep both aspects separate! If you’re a multidisciplinary equestrian, you’ll fully understand this list. Enjoy!
1. When one pair of boots in your collection stands out more than the others.
2. You school in rodeo t shirts and western brands.
3. You accidentally say “canter” when you’re with you western friends and “lope” when you’re with you English friends.
4. You have the best posture among all of your rodeo friends.
5. You’ve imagined what it would be like to ride in breeches in your western saddle, then you tried it.
6. When you’re laundry looks like this.
7. Your rodeo friends make fun of you for riding English.
8. You fan girl over both Beezie Madden and Sherry Cervi.
PC: Jackie Jensen
9. “Shaping up” and “bending” mean the same thing to you.
10. You find yourself wanting to school one handed.
11. You love both styles of riding and the horses equally as much, and can’t imagine your life without either!
If you ride both disciplines or know somebody that does, what are some telltale habits you notice? Let us know in the comment section below!