Personally, I think the English style is harder and more complex. I prefer English, but like the freedom of Western, too. I think English teaches more care for the horse, BUT DON'T COMMENT ON THAT! I've just grown up with horses around western people and they were very mean to their horses, so I can't help but think that. My personal expirience, my personal thought. I have met some good western people though. So, what do you think, which one is harder?