I am an adult novice rider. I mostly ride English and am learning Dressage - hoping to enter some Dressage shows this summer. (I'm open to tips on Dressage!) I have two rather green Gypsy Vanner mares that I hope to show. I also trail ride and drive my horses. When I don't have time to ride I just love to hang out in the barn and pasture.
i live in new zealand (was born, raised and rode in ontario). i now ride only dressage, and have fulfilled my dream of breeding a hanoverian and will start her registered showing this sunday in dressage. so far she has done really well in unregd. she will be 4 jan 27-my mum's birthday.
i ride mainly dressage. i do some hacking and used to also event and do show hunter. we go to breed classes at local fairs also. in the old days i rode western-showed equitation, western riding etc. and often think think i should go back to western.
I like to do a little bit of everything, I have done some local team roping and team penning, played polo throughout ontario, manitoba and quebec, fox hunted, a little reining, and some skijoring with friends and family. Most of my riding activity these days is limited to trail riding. I might mention I have done all this on the same horse.
Your horses discipline is only limited by your imagination. Not all horses are going to be great at everything but I haven't ridden one that can't be good at more then one thing.
Trying new things keeps riding fresh and fun for you and your horse.