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        06-23-2009, 02:55 PM
    Green Broke
    I never got why...

    Ok, so there are Eventers, Show Jumpers, Reiners, Barrel Racers, Drivers, Pole Benders, Hunters, but why is it Dressage Riders? Why not Dressagers? I just really never got why it was like that! And same with Equitation, or Western or English Pleasure! What's up with that!
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        06-23-2009, 02:58 PM
    Maybe because the events all end with an "ing" IE: EventING, Show JumpING, Barrel RacING
        06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
    Green Broke
    Haha, never thought about it!
        06-23-2009, 04:08 PM
    Green Broke
    Don't worry: Dressage riders have plenty of nicknames, especially in the south. "Fancy hat people" or "Really tall, staight sittin' people' or 'English yankees riders'

    No offense or anything, I just find it really funny that some southerns don't know what dressage is.

    On a more serious note, I believe that they aren't call dressagers because it just sounds kinda funny. *shrugg*
        06-23-2009, 04:10 PM
    Super Moderator
    I dunno... Equitation is on the rider though... Pleasure is on the horse I believe... kind of like "under saddle" is on the horse....

    Dressagers... nah.. looses the high-classedness... is that a word? Classedness?
        06-23-2009, 10:35 PM
    Green Broke
    Haha, all very good suggestions! But what if we never said eventers and just said event riders. Then eventers would sound weird! Gosh, I hate the english language!
        06-24-2009, 08:18 AM
    Super Moderator
    Event riders... now it sounds like a circus!
        06-24-2009, 02:26 PM
    Green Broke
    Haha! True!
        06-24-2009, 04:30 PM
    I agree with Spastic Dove, I think it does have to do with them ending in ing! That makes perfect sense to me.
        06-24-2009, 07:45 PM
    Green Broke
    ^ I think that is the most likly explenation at this point in time! Lol! Or that us horse riders are compleatly insane. ;)

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