It's nice to see a discussion about gaited dressage. I've been riding traditional dressage for 25 years and 7 years ago bought my first naturally gaited horse (TWH). Since dressage is all I know, that's what I used to communicate with my horse. Then I began bringing my gaited horse to open schooling dressage shows in 2010. I enjoy getting feedback from a trained pair of eyes as to where we are at in our training. Most judges have never evaluated a gaited horse performing a dressage test and comment that they don't know how to score the gait in lieu of the trot, but they see harmony, balance, bending, rhythm, engagement, forwardness, relaxation, teamwork, etc. To me this is the reason I use dressage methods of training. I think dressage brings out the best natural movement of any horse (gaited or trotting). So for those who are dabbling with the notion of using dressage methods and even showing dressage, I am so happy for you!