Originally Posted by core
An offshoot of your comment:
They created the "Dressage Rider Tests" to level the playing field for people who don't own fancy horses. It still tests the dressage training of the horse, but the focus is on the rider and how the horse is ridden.
If this could be ridden in western tack, I'd be all for it! Not even a hesitation. We can ride it in a jump saddle, why not a western saddle too? It would still be dressage, but would allow the average horse to shine. I'd fight to allow western tack in those tests.
P.s. -- I didn't flag anyone's post.
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The dressage rider tests have been around forever in Germany. Called just that, riders test. The equivalent in jumping is style jumping, where only the rider 's correct style is judged.
We have Reiterpruefung=rider test
E-Dressur = entry level dressage
A-Dressur= beginner dressage
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I don't see why WD, or whatever one wants to call it, couldn't move up in these levels. Buck does just that, calling it the making of a bridle horse...