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View Poll Results: What is your primary discipline?

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  • Dressage

    69 26.85%
  • Hunter/Jumper/Eq

    56 21.79%
  • Eventing

    47 18.29%
  • Endurance

    6 2.33%
  • Saddleseat

    13 5.06%
  • Western

    8 3.11%
  • Racing

    1 0.39%
  • Pleasure/Trail

    40 15.56%
  • Something else

    17 6.61%
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  1. #1
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    Default COTH Riding Discipline Demographics

    I'm just curious what we're made of.
    You don't have to be good to start, but you do have to start to be good.



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    Sugar and spice and everything nice ...
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    And a touch of acid, when needed

    OP:
    Why not post this as a poll?
    Unless you had something else in mind.
    Hard to tell from your post.

    OK: I need multiple choice on that poll

    Primarily Dressage but former H/J, some Eventing and years of trailriding.
    I have also sat on a Cutting horse & spun on a Reiner
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    I did post a poll, but somehow, there was lag time between the initial post & the poll.
    You don't have to be good to start, but you do have to start to be good.



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    Ride "reined cowhorse"; while western, I put "other" since don't want to confuse it with arena shows per se.



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    Interesting question, but is going to be hard to answer for many here.

    To say "western" is like saying "English".

    Way too many possibilities there, assuming you mean "western" as in a western saddle.

    I expect most on COTH have ridden in all kinds of disciplines at one time or another.



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    Pleasure/trail NOW, back in my fire-eater days eventing, dressage & hunters. Did a couple turns on a reiner, too when someone gave me one; got into the gaited guys more recently the same way.

    Always interested to see where it takes me . . . "Oh, the places you'll go!" in the words of Dr. Suess!



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    Interesting; i would have expected more eventers.

    But the poll's still young.
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    Saddleseat (TWH), dressage principled riding lessons, and trail riding. A bit of Western for show, but primarily English-saddleseat.



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    I voted Dressage because that's my primary interest, however I have 1 foot very firmly still back in the H/J world. I may never break those ties, but I'd certainly like to break the habits!
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    Well I voted 'something else' since primarily I do foxhunting (English) and trail riding (English and western). But I've done everything on the poll. Variety is the spice of life.



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    I voted Dressage, but I recently started Polo, so I was sad that only one vote was possible
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    I didn't see "staggering around the arena" listed as a discipline…...


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    Dressage is my primary interest (vote) but I also do a lot of trail riding.
    "And I will be an embarrassment to all
    Who have not found the peace in being free
    to have a horse as a best friend."


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    I said eventing but I don't compete, so I'm not a "real" eventer. But I do train in that discipline.
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    I said Western, but really I do Reining.



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    Gaited horse... but I take dressage lessons too. I put "other".
    You are what you dare.


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    Foxhunting/Eventing/Racing
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    First love is jumpers, but not much of that where I am, for hundreds of miles.
    Dressage was not really a discipline so much but what you did to train, the higher levels the icing in the training scale, although for some a goal in itself.
    Andalusian "high school" training was fun tricks and games for us, we also did some endurance, 200 km in two days several times.
    Fox hunting was close to jumpers in fun, but a whole different level of riding there.
    More the everything goes kind of riding, just so it gets it done, scary at times.

    Training race horses is a whole other world, very interesting in itself.
    Loved starting colts of all kinds and that we had there by the bucket full.

    Mostly do ranch work and reining now and not even much of that.



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