Yay!! I already made a thread <3 i've been wanting to make it for a while, but I felt bad putting it in the English Riding forum.
I am Dressage through and through. Not for the fanciness, but for the deep level of communication and team work that horse and rider have. The subtlety of the cues, the quiet hands and legs, the level of complete fitness the horse has to be in to execute the higer level moves. LOVE IT!
Whenever I green break horses, I always put a little Dressage in them. As far as I am concerned, Dressage is the best way to get good Horsemanship skills on a horse's back (omg I made an opinion on something and I may get slayed for it!). I have always found myself teaching every horse I break to do shoulder in/out, leg yield, and all that jazz.
Im glad to see this forum! =)