I won’t lie, things have been a little dull around here lately.  Don’t get me wrong, dull can be a great thing.  It means your horse isn’t trying to kill himself (again), and you’re happy with your barn, etc.  Dull though is not a good thing for blogging fodder.

So instead of bore you with intense descriptions of trot circles and canter transitions (our theme for this week), I’ve created a little “this or that” – equestrian style.  If you’re also having a dull week, feel free to grab this for your blog. I like learning about y’all!

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Equestrian This or That

Appaloosas or Pintos: Pintos
Palomino or Buckskin: Palomino
Bay or Chestnut: Bay
Star or Stripe: Stripe
Mare or Gelding: Gelding

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Quarter Horses or Arabians: Quarter Horses
Fjord or Haflinger: Haflinger
Clydesdale or Percheron: Clydesdale
Thoroughbred or Warmblood: Warmblood
Saddlebreds or Tennessee Walkers: Saddlebreds
Connemara or Welsh Pony: Welsh Pony

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Cross Country or Fox Hunting: Fox Hunting
Equitation Under Saddle or Hunter Under Saddle: Depends on the horse!
Hunters or Jumpers: Hunters
Dressage or Cross Country: Dressage
Local or Rated Shows: Local
One Day or Weekend Shows: Weekend

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County or Antares: Neither! I like Amerigo
Flash or Figure 8: Figure 8
Polo Wraps or Boots: Polo Wraps
Standing Wraps or Shipping Boots: Standing Wraps
Square Pads or Baby Pads: Square Pads
Standing or Running Martingale: Standing

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Ariat or Tailored Sportsman: Tailored Sportsman
Traditional or Technical Fabric Jackets: Traditional
Field Boots or Dress Boots: Field Boots
Black Jacket or Navy Jacket: Navy
Spurs or no Spurs: No Spurs
Crop or no Crop: No Crop
Charles Owen or GPA: Neither, IRH!

Feel free to add your own “this or that’s” to this 🙂

17 COMMENTS

  1. Yay! I’m not the only one who rides in an IRH! Charles Owens do not fit me AT ALL. I think my IRH looks just as nice and didn’t cost nearly as much 🙂

    • Maybe one day my pocket book will allow for GPAs, but for now I love IRHs. I want to try on some Charles Owens because I love “the look” for the hunters, but not sure how they will look on my head!

  2. I have to say neither to most of them. I am really big on value/comfort over name brands and functionality over style. :0} And for a lot of the “this or thats,” I don’t use either (wraps or boots; hunters or jumpers; martingales; eq or hunter under saddle, etc.). I need to create my own list that uses endurance and dressage likes/dislikes: HiTie or corrals; memory foam or wool; rope halter or biothane halter; powder or paste electrolytes; snaffle noseband or crank noseband. :0)

  3. I always have trouble answering these because I haven’t tried a lot of them! Like County or Antares — I don’t have anything by either. Or Ariat or Tailored Sportsman — I’ve never tried TS, so how can I say?

  4. This is great 🙂 these questions can get hard to answer for me because a lot of the brands are completely different than the ones here in New Zealand.

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