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Old 02-04-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Laguna Beach, California
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Default Horses-DO FOLKS IN KY RIDE WESTERN OR ENGLISH?

I have owned a horse for many years, and we always rode and showed Western style. Was wondering what the preferred ride is in Kentucky? Are there any stables where one can ride in the Mayfield or Somerset areas???

What is the most popular breed of horse in Kentucky, not counting the Thoroughbred race horses?????

I am partial to Quarter Horses, myself.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Plenty of people ride quarter horses. At horse shows, in Central Kentucky, English seems very dominant. Here (http://www.kyimages.com/gallery2/v/saddlebred/2006+Saddlebred+Horse+Shows/lEXINGTON+jUNIOR+lEAGUE+06/ - broken link) is a link to the Lexington Junior League Horse Show.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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It depends on what area of Kentucky you are referring to. Around Lexington, English is predominant, with many eventing barns, and lots of hunter/jumpers, too. As you get further out into rural areas, you'll find more people riding western, more interest in trail riding, etc but all disciplines are popular everywhere! Lots of quarter horses, saddlebreds, Walkers, and of course thoroughbreds.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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All is seen an welcomed.

I have seen English, Western, and I personally prefer bareback western, with a lead rope and harness.

All sorts of horses as well, from T-breds, to Arabians, Palominos, Paints, quarter horses, Tennessee Walkers, etc...
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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There are stables at the LBL not far from Mayfield and a lot of people here have horses. I think a lot use western saddles, but I'm not 100% sure.
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