Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
Bizarre this topic came up today. Just last night I watched a Julie Goodnight episode where she was helping a woman with western dressage training. I've also never heard of it. Nice to see some attempt at bridging the divide between the two disciplines I suppose.
I saw the same show. She was advertising "getting in the ground floor" of this, too, if you noticed.
IMHO, ANY form of showing that increases the time spent and improves the discipline of both horse and rider is a good thing.
I think it could be very useful for folks who do not own the traditional TB, or Warmblood and, therefore, think that their horse is unable to perform Dressage bc he/she is the wrong breed.
Considering how out-of-control many horses are today, I applaud another excuse to train. I am interested. =D