The reason I'm classed under "other" for discipline is because I do huntseat pleasure, hunters, dressage, trail riding, some eventing, and even some driving. (Merilee is the only horse listed that I own).
Opinions on romal reins?
That's what I always used when I used to show western pleasure. I like them a lot on light breeds like Arabs or Arab crosses, morgans, etc. But I definitely prefer to see split reins on stockier breeds like quarter horses and paints.
So I have a choice to make either ride the horse i love and not show or ride a horse i don't like and show and I don't know what to decide, what do you think of it?
I have kind of a similar situation happening (not exactly the same, but similar) and I'll tell you what my trainer told me, "This is where you have to make the hard decision, you either love your discipline or you love your horse. You can't always have both." ---Just something to think about, I'm not sure if it will help or not