The English discipline of hunt seat originated from the British sport of fox hunting. Hunt Seat is probably one of the most popular disciplines in the world. If you are interested in jumping, then this could be the discipline for you.
Dressage is another English disciplines. This style is one of the oldest in the world. It was originally used in ancient Europe for military maneuvers. The word dressage is French for “training”. Dressage is the guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by very slight movements of the rider’s hands, legs, and weight. In dressage, riders compete in tests of increasing levels of difficulty.
If you have watched a cowboy movie on television, then you are already familiar with the Western style of riding. People who herd cattle in the West still enjoy Western riding, but it has also become a form of pleasure and show riding. Classes often include western pleasure, trail, gymkhana, reining, roping and cutting.
4. Saddle Seat
Saddle Seat is considered an English discipline although is unique to America. The history of saddle seat originates from the American South, where this discipline is still popular. Gaited horses like American Saddlebreds, Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses that have more “knee action” are typical of this discipline. The primary purpose of this style of riding is to show, but some saddle seat riders also enjoy trail riding. Successful horses in this discipline must be very flashy.
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