Skippy, I agree with you. I also feel it is beneficial to both horse and rider no matter what discipline you ride in.
I read everything I can and watch whenever I am able to, and just want to lift out of my seat and soar with them.
My mission is to find a good instructor to take lessons from and fulfill my dream of "doing" dressage. Can't afford to go every week (daughter in collage and ever increasing expanses with the horses like everyone else), but I am very dedicated and disciplined when taking on new challenges and will definitely practice at home every day.
Sorry for the side track, but I am very happy about this new category on HF.