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DragonSlayerFirefighter posted this thread...
Sept. 20, 2016 at 10:24 pm

I recently got into Western Culture, as in the Old American West although modern is also cool! Anyone else into those really neat boots and hats, a life mounted high on a horse?

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WordAddict replied...
Sept. 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Haha, well, though other riders may see it differently, as someone who rides in the English style, the Western style actually seems more glamorous and...ideal? I'm not sure how to describe it. I love the way Western saddles and gear (like those high boots you've mentioned) are crafted, it just all seems so elegantly rustic and authentic to our American culture. I actually don't know too much about the Old West... Just basic things that came out of a textbook. If you have any cool stories or info you want to share about it, I'd love to hear it!

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Sept. 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm

It happens to be that I have a friend that is very into military history, and don't get me wrong- I'm into both the military and history but not military history perse. Regardless, what I've noticed lately is that I'm very into law enforcement history (I'm not sure if that's a thing but it is now). I enjoy reading/watching old westerns with awesome gunfights and pursuits between sheriffs/marshals and the outlaws that gave the Wild West it's name. I just learnt about the Pinkerton Detective Angency as well as Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, and the Reno brothers. Good stuff mate, if your into that stuff!

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DevilInTheDetails replied...
Sept. 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Not really an Old West person, but 100% an equestrian. I own my own barrel racing horse to compete with who I re-trained myself after his owners gave him to me for free when he injured himself before a big show he was supposed to go to. Although I focus solely on barrel racing now, I've ridden all different types of horses, from jumpers to cowhorses to saddleseat (the really high-steppers) and everything in between. I must say, though, I'd have loved to go on the cattle drives back in the old days.

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