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HI Spy: What riding discipline would you most like to try?

If you could try out a new horse sport, what would it be?


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Carriage driving competitionThere's a lot more to the world of equestrian sport than simply English and western riding. When you break it down to each discipline, there are dozens to choose from.

If you're like most equestrians, you probably tend to stick with one specialty. Sure, you may have dabbled in another discipline. Perhaps you occasionally trade in your dressage saddle for a western trail ride, or maybe you've taken a break from barrel racing to give jumping a try. Perhaps you started out in one sport but then fell in love with another and never looked back. Whatever the case, most riders pick their favorite and stick with it, but that doesn't mean those other sports don't sometimes sound appealing.

This month, we want you to share your thoughts on which discipline you'd most like to try. Has the reining craze gotten to you? Are you intrigued by gaited breeds? Do you day dream about 100-mile endurance rides? Think your horse would look dashing pulling a carriage? Click on "Submit a Comment" below to tell us about what new-to-you equestrian sport you'd like to try. Some of the responses may appear in a future issue of Horse Illustrated.

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Nicole    Arab, AL

12/28/2014 5:01:42 PM

I have always wanted to try show jumping, riding show hunters, or hunter hacks. Even though I ride western on a quarter horse. Who refuses to jump.

Molly    Vernon River, PE

3/15/2011 4:39:38 PM

I would love to do cross country and try barrels. I already do hunter/jumper but would love to do more.

Christie    Springtown, TX

1/21/2011 3:40:42 PM

Cross country jumping, all the way!

ashley    lexington, KY

10/28/2010 1:27:40 PM

I do eventing and hunter/jumpers now with a little local western pleasure on a friends mare. I would really like to try reining though. That friend also has a new horse that is trained to rein and got me interested in it.

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