Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I like to think of it this way:
All (high-level) jumpers are dressage horses... haha but not all dressage horses are jumpers. Jumpers have to have that base of high-level dressage in order to get around the courses safely and effectively.
And I agree, lower level dressage is as boring as watching paint dry... but when you get into the higher level stuff, like piaffe, passage, half-pass, travers, renvers, and pirouettes, it becomes very interesting because of the complexity of it. I love it :) There's nothing like jumping on a horse (in my case it was my ex-trainer's stallion) bareback and in a halter, and getting him to preform those movements... *wistful sigh*
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