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  Horses - Western Riding - an Introduction with Equiworld - Equestrian Information on the internet
Western Pleasure is one of the most popular western classes, especially for beginners, as showing in a group isn't as nerve-wrecking as showing solo can be.
Western riding can be roughly divided into two categories, those who just want to trail ride and have a good time, and those who want to show (and have a good time).
Those who want to trail ride western should be just as concerned about doing it right as those have to be who present themselves to the scrutinizing eyes of horse show judges, because they owe it to their horses.
www.equiworld.net /uk/sports/western/westernintroduction/index.htm   (1901 words)

  
  Western world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally defined as Western Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Europe and their close genealogical, linguistic, and philosophical colonial descendants, typically included are those countries whose dominant culture is derived from European culture.
Western society is often considered as tracing its cultural origins to both Greek thought and Christian religion, thus following an evolution that began in ancient Greece, continued through the Roman Empire and, with the coming of Christianity (which has its origins in the Middle East), spread throughout Europe.
As the eastern and western churches spread their influence, the line between "East" and "West" can be described as moving, but generally followed a cultural divide that was defined by the existence of the Byzantine empire and the fluctuating power and influence of the church in Rome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_world   (2243 words)

  
 Western (genre) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Western, these themes are forefronted, to the extent that the arrival of law and "civilization" is often portrayed as regrettable, if inevitable.
For example, a very typical Western plot is that an eastern lawman heads west, where he matches wits and trades bullets with a gang of outlaws and thugs, and is aided by a local lawman who is well-meaning but largely ineffective until a critical moment when he redeems himself by saving the hero's life.
An offshoot of the western genre is the "post-apocalyptic" western, in which a future society, struggling to rebuild after a major catastrophe, is portrayed in a manner very similar to the 19th century frontier.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_movie   (2328 words)

  
 Westerns Films
Westerns are often set on the American frontier during the last part of the 19th century (1865-1900) following the Civil War, in a geographically western (trans-Mississippi) setting with romantic, sweeping frontier landscapes or rugged rural terrain.
Western films have also been called the horse opera, the oater (quickly-made, short western films which became as commonplace as oats for horses), or the cowboy picture.
Western heroes are often local lawmen or enforcement officers, ranchers, army officers, cowboys, territorial marshals, or a skilled, fast-draw gunfighter.
www.filmsite.org /westernfilms.html   (1550 words)

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