Western riding is a relaxed style of riding that has been gaining more and more popularity lately. The style evolved from ranching traditions in the United States, in order to accommodate the long hours that cowboys needed to spend in their saddle. Western horseback riding is easy, comfortable, and highly enjoyable. Hop on the western riding bandwagon and go on a western riding holiday right now!
Known for being the location of the Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone National Park, what you may not know is that Montana is one of America’s most ideal destinations for horse riding vacations. What’s more, the Big Sky State also happens to be home to many of America’s top ranches!
Spanning over 3.8 million square miles across its 50 states, it’s no surprise that the good ol’ U.S. of A offers an abundance of amazing horse riding destinations.
One of the most frequently asked questions from novice riders is “what is the difference between English and Western riding?”, often followed by “which one is easiest?” Depending on where you learned to ride, you may already be comfortable with English or Western style riding without knowing the difference. So we will attempt to explain exactly that!