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    08-12-2009, 08:39 PM
Newb Dressage Question

Spyder posted this video on another thread and it got me to wondering how come modern dressage does not perform movements like the levade and other movements like it?

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    08-12-2009, 08:44 PM
Actually they never were performed in actual dressage (referring to competative dressage).

The airs above the ground were and still are the forte of the Spanish Riding School.

When modern dressage was put out as a competition sport (outside of the military) these movements were never included.
    08-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Sorry I didn't just ask you on the other thread, I didn't want to wonder into a minefield.

If competition Dressage is based off of movements from military "dressage" how come these movements were discarded and are only performed by the spanish riding school? I am assuming because of the years and skill required, but I'm wondering if I am missing something.
    08-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Personally I think it's because the majority of modern dressage horses weren't bred to perform the really highly collected movements beyond piaffe, passage and pirouettes. They are bred to have ground covering movement that will score well in competitive dressage.
The horses in the Spanish Riding School however are really built to perform the highly collected movements.
This is just my opinion.
    08-13-2009, 03:26 PM
So what do you think caused us to breed for those movements instead on focusing on getting something similar to the horses in Vienna?
Or would those horses not score well in competitive Dressage. Are the Lippizaners more advanced or are they a different type of Dressage horse?

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