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    Default Horses that 'Go Both Ways'

    The recent thread in the western forum posting pics was fun, and it's rainy and I have a cold today and so what the hey, figured I'd start one posting pics on horses that go (or in my case for some departed, horses that 'went') both English and Western.

    I think I have the links straightened out now...okay, Alagirl, I didn't, but now I think I have the Chronicle ones right. I hate technology.

    Nick, western:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1003106...96198794462386

    Nick, English:

    http://api.ning.com/files/WvzQwJrkzt...C7xI_/bev7.jpg

    Ferdi, English:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1003106...91428914369090

    Ferdi, Western (way western, in the role of pack horse!)

    http://api.ning.com/files/EV4UhSt4-r.../HefferR13.JPG

    Leo, hopefully this works, both an English and western 4 x 6 scanned into same file...

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1003106...91427267738066

    Luke, western:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1003106...91415034750306

    Luke, English (first day of foxhunting):

    http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/d...current=17.jpg

    Hope others will join the fun...and I hope all the links work right because my cold already has me grumpy enough!
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    the chronicle pictures require sign in....

    Love the first one, stylish hat!
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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.
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    Love it!!!
    I always kind of wonder about horses listed for sale that are marketed with western training- like if someone was looking for a lightly started horse or a calm kid friendly type, or something vague like that... do people typically overlook the ads with the horses kitted out in Western gear if they're hunt seat/English riders? Because for me it's hard to imagine a horse crossing disciplines (not due to the horse, but to my inexperience in doing so with one), but your horses look awesome in both modes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bits619 View Post
    Love it!!!
    Because for me it's hard to imagine a horse crossing disciplines (not due to the horse, but to my inexperience in doing so with one), but your horses look awesome in both modes!
    very common in Morgans.... many switch with ease between Western and Hunt, normally the limiting fact is how much tack do you want to buy

    prairie hill mulligan
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...eritageequ.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...f0e762a23a.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...meeLanter2.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ressagePi1.jpg


    shamrock foxie joy
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...lastscan-2.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...erpleasure.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...nter/trail.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...r/hunterOF.jpg
    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b386/clanter/CTR.jpg



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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post
    very common in Morgans.... many switch with ease between Western and Hunt, normally the limiting fact is how much tack do you want to buy
    Very true. Many of my Morgans do saddle seat and hunter seat, but my niece's Morgan drives and goes hunter, saddle seat and western. We are still working on the neck-reining for western, but we are getting one heck of a jog from him.

    I had a saddlebred mare that did saddle seat, hunter and Western. She did drive also but not well enough for showing as she nver got comfortable enough with a crupper under her tail.

    Nice horses Clanter, that first photo of Mulligan...wow!
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    Gotta brag on my 16 yr old AQHA gelding, Tucker (Fiddle Dee Bug). He's dabbled in a few different disciplines over the years...in fact, he's had a great run of beginner's luck.

    My DD took blue with him in their very first w/t class a few years back...
    http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...Tuckerblue.jpg

    Took blue in MY very first English Eq. class at the same show (white ribbon for very first English Pleasure class) http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...Equitation.jpg

    Dressage schooling show. He was actually pretty good at it...scored a 68% in Training Level II - good enough for blue. In a his first recognized show he scored blues in Intro A (67%) & B (70%)...sadly, no pics on the pc. http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...oolingshow.jpg

    First...and last...hunt (on the right). Not his cup o' tea! http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1258043484

    Now, he mainly does an occasional trail ride...or babysits.
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    I have tb's retrained to ride western, moreso for trail, weekend camp-outs, not show western pleasure, but show trail classes a lot and they do great! Also, the tb's make awesome distance horses under western tack. Let me mention they are pretty quick and agile around poles and barrels too!

    I also have lots of qh's and appy's as retired track ponies that do great under english tack, even jump! - show low and open hunters at the local levels.

    The majority of my buyers look at the track ponies for english riding, -- hunter paces, even foxhunters, since they are so quietly tempermented, and do manage many of the english disciplines quite well -- even jumpers!
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    Cowboymom helped me find a great little mare for DD, who was cutting bred and been used for roping for years. SHe goes English now because DD doesn't have Western tack yet. I love that she doesn't need to go in a tie down, and the family that had her before us only used a snaffle. When I commented on the no tie down thing, the dad was awesome. He replied "no, we believe in horsemanship"
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    Bits619- as noted, I think they'll all go with whatever tack, just depends on your interests and how much tack you want to buy. In my case I've just collected tack for going on 50 years so the outlay isn't as great!

    But, funny incident with Nick, first horse above. He showed western pleasure successfully in Texas and environs to age 6 when I took him off to college in VA and told him he was a hunter now. Took to foxhunting like a duck to water. Years later, '86 or so, when I lived in N. Virginia, there was a local schooling show, predominantly English but with a pleasure division open to both western and English saddle. A friend asked me to go with him and ride western, because he had a young horse he was starting western, wanted the show experience, but didn't want to be the only one there in a western saddle. So I obliged, first time Nick had had western tack on in about 13 years, and he rolled his eyes when I tacked him up (because though adept at it, he really always hated western pleasure). Long story short, he ended up winning the championship in the pleasure division, prompting a fellow competitor on a lovely paint in shiny new English tack to grumble at me that she normally showed western but figured at this particular show she'd better go English to be in with the majority!

    And Clanter. I. Want. Mulligan.



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    Back in the day, you'd see all kinds of ads for horses that said "Goes English and Western, rides and drives." For a horse that isn't ever going to be upper-level anything, that's still my gold standard!

    HRH Avery Western

    HRH Avery English

    HRH Avery driving

    OTTB, baby!!!



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    I remember Nick at SBC very well! He moved quicker than any horse I ever saw before - great character.



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    Quote Originally Posted by War Admiral View Post
    Back in the day, you'd see all kinds of ads for horses that said "Goes English and Western, rides and drives." For a horse that isn't ever going to be upper-level anything, that's still my gold standard!
    not always the case; the good ones can excel in many disciplines at the same time



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    The crowd I hunt with has been learning to look for ranch horses. I think it's the progression of time; we all used to gravitate towards Thoroughbreds hot off the track and as big as we could get 'em. Now its a clunky little cowhorse that isn't bothered by much, and easy to get on. They all take to a snaffle or pelham and English saddle perfectly well. The best one we located in the last couple of years was a draft cross being sold by a cowboy, saying you could drag big bulls to the fire with him. He was the absolute bomb in his first jumping lesson. Awesome horse.



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    [QUOTE=War Admiral;6339371]Back in the day, you'd see all kinds of ads for horses that said "Goes English and Western, rides and drives." For a horse that isn't ever going to be upper-level anything, that's still my gold standard!

    Totally disagree with this statement. I think it has to do more with the owner/rider than the horse. I have 3 warmbloods that I have bought or bred for my daughter. Now that she has an FEI horse and will be attending college soon, there is no time for these 3 horses to be proven. So, I do a bit of everything with them..jump, dressage, trail ride all summer, camp, have started some trail courses. The fact that they can do all of this "well" and not be showing FEI in a certain discipline, has everything to do with me and nothing to do with them. I'm not saying they are FEI potential, however; with me as their rider, they may not be proven to their full potential.



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