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    06-23-2009, 03:55 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, 03:58 PM
Maybe because the events all end with an "ing" IE: EventING, Show JumpING, Barrel RacING
    06-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Green Broke
Haha, never thought about it!
    06-23-2009, 05:08 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, 05:10 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, 11:35 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, 09:18 AM
Super Moderator
Event riders... now it sounds like a circus!
    06-24-2009, 03:26 PM
Green Broke
Haha! True!
    06-24-2009, 05:30 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, 08:45 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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