Originally Posted by JustDressageIt |
I honestly believe that there SHOULD be a restriction in place... you should have to get a 75% or better in that level you're in before advancing.
My opinion... :P
Just read this and this is what dressage is NOT about. Dressage is the bettering of ANY horse within its own capabilities.
Most horses will never make Grand Prix. Many horses can do GP but probably will not to National or International competieion standards. The above statement is saying as far as I can see "don't bother with dressage because unless you have the very best horse you will never go anywhere"
Dressage is about making the horse as good as it can be and if it can only do 3/4rd level at local shows then so what. To say that horse does not have the right to go as far as it can WHERE EVER it can is destroying the very message of dressage.
It is for the above reason ( everyone should be able to go as far as they can where ever they can) is the reason the USDF reversed their decisions.
I would rather promote dressage than restrict it.