Anna dwyer no offense but I think English and Western riding are both very unique in different ways. There might be some things that you think is cruel in the western world but I don't think that the English world has nothing that should be fixed. I know you are voicing your opinion when you are saying that and you are free to think so but I just wanted to tell you that people might be offended by what you said. I mean no offense by this and again you are free to think what you think. I am deeply sorry if you were offended by what I wrote.