Western Dressage
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Dressage

Western Dressage

This is a discussion on Western Dressage within the Dressage forums, part of the English Riding category
  • Western dressage hybrid saddles
  • Western dressage trainer in bc

Like Tree10Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-29-2012, 08:02 PM
  #1
Foal
Western Dressage

North American Western Dressage

What does everyone think of it? The dressage trainer at my barn helped to start Western Dressage and even is going to create a special saddle for it. I think it's pretty cool!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-29-2012, 08:09 PM
  #2
Teen Forum Moderator
Otherwise known as reining?


Love your username, by the way. I'm a huge fan of Afleet Alex!
xJumperx likes this.
     
    05-29-2012, 08:18 PM
  #3
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Endiku    
Otherwise known as reining?


Love your username, by the way. I'm a huge fan of Afleet Alex!
Thanks! I got to see him last year in person, I even touched his shoulder! It was awesome.

Actually no, it's not like reining.
     
    05-29-2012, 08:40 PM
  #4
Weanling
I noticed this starting to pop up in our area. I think it's great. It really bridges the gap between the english and western disciplines who both think each other is crazy.
Eolith and Corporal like this.
     
    05-29-2012, 09:49 PM
  #5
Foal
Western Dressage Association of America

http://wdaa.org

To get all the information you need about western dressage, visit the nationally recognized website, WDAA.org. They are the non-profit organization who started with members like Jack Brainerd and Eitan Beth-Halachmy, and have a board of advisors who are experienced with many years of riding and training.

WDAA is registered 501(c) non profit, educational organization, with official affiliates in many states, with more being added all the time. They have access to all the upcoming rules and tests, if you are interested in showing, or simply information if you want to improve your riding using basic dressage principles. It is open to any rider of any age or experience, and any breed of horse.

Please check their website and enjoy the journey.
     
    05-29-2012, 10:06 PM
  #6
Trained
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.
     
    05-30-2012, 12:56 AM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
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.
yes, julie goodnight is on the advisory board of the WDAA.
     
    05-30-2012, 01:03 AM
  #8
Started
Here's a thread on it..
Western Dressage
     
    05-31-2012, 05:34 PM
  #9
Yearling
That's an interesting thread! I'm starting to think Western Dressage is a contradiction in terms; the goals are so different, Anything past Pre-Training, or maybe Training Level, looks like dressage in a Western saddle. (Or that weird hybrid saddle.)
     
    05-31-2012, 05:45 PM
  #10
Trained
Quote:
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
Eolith and MudPaint like this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Western vs Dressage ThePoniesForever Horse Riding 13 05-29-2012 10:46 PM
Top for western dressage Nickers2002 Horse Show Clothing 3 03-31-2012 02:51 PM
Western dressage anyone? :) kitten_Val Horse Training 14 05-24-2010 02:59 AM
Dressage to Western HooverH English Riding 8 02-27-2010 03:45 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0