"Again - dressage is not an english word, it was already in use in France and adopted for the competitive sport..."
Again, it most certainly is now. I don't understand why it is so hard for you to realize a word might not have identical meanings in French and English. However, feel free to tell the moderators that the dressage subforum needs to include everything involving riding or training...
The Western Dressage Association says:
"The goals of Western Dressage and Dressage are similar
. They both wish to create a better horse and rider with the use of structure and levels. The Western Dressage horse is encouraged to work and school on lighter contact than the typical dressage horses
. While both want to see balance, cadence and carriage, the Western Dressage horse will be evaluated with the conformation and movement of today’s western horses in mind. The Western Dressage horse will have a shorter stride than a Dressage horse
and the Western Dressage horse will be asked to walk, jog and lope as opposed to walk, trot and canter. In keeping with the tradition of the Western horse and rider they will be shown in Western tack and clothing. These are just a few examples of the differences.
It is not the goal of Western Dressage to create western horses that compete in open dressage but to create better western horses and riders through the use and principles of dressage
Now, are they referring to the SPORT of dressage, or are they saying ANY TRAINING?
Are they planning on using barrel racing training? Cutting training? Any training? Or training borrowed from the SPORT of dressage?