How Do You Do English Style Horseback Riding?
English riding refers to several horse riding disciplines that originated in Europe. These include hunt-seat riding, dressage and eventing. In America, saddle-seat style riding is often referred to as “English” though it is primarily an American style. Generally, English riding is contrasted with Western riding disciplines. Distinguish between Western riding and English riding styles. Western riding uses “cowboy” style tack, such as a saddle with a saddle horn. There are numerous western disciplines with their own tack sub-styles, types of horses and competitive events, including western pleasure, barrel racing, reining and others. Recognize the different English disciplines. Hunt-seat riding is the style born of fox hunting. It is also the style of hunter-jumper show competition. Dressage is a non-jumping discipline that emphasizes strength and coordination of the horse and a highly-refined communication between horse and rider. Eventing combines training in dressage and jumping, and