Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
No, it does not. Is dressage riding THE way of riding, or A way of riding?
Does George Morris ride like a dressage rider? If he rode as he normally does, how well would he score in a basic dressage test?
When a horse canters on the forehand, extended, is that good, basic dressage? Is a WP lope good dressage? Can a horse or rider differ from basic dressage, and be completely correct? Why do SOME dressage riders insist their way is the only way, and all other riding is a degraded variation?
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)