So why, then, are you doing a report on how "controversial" an entire Olympic sport which outside if competitions also turns out to be the basis for all riding is? I fail to understand how one training method which permeates most horse sport makes Dressage so controversial.... plus how many CDIs have you even been to? A report on other people's gossip would not be so interesting!
Try maybe talking to people in industry about how alternative therapies have made an impact in their training programs? Something relevant and researchable is always preferable to hearsay in an academic environment.
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Wow...I didn't mean to offend anyone, it was just a few thoughts I had. As I said, I
have nothing against dressage, I utilise it in the training of the horses I ride and hell, I wish I could ride horses like the top dressage riders could. Seeing as how the whole 'rollkur' debate has been in the public eye recently, I thought it might be an interesting topical debate to EVALUATE, not take sides on.
And sorry, I don't have the resources to go to any 'CDIs', as I am a student who is paying thousands of pounds a year to try and earn and education.
I'm sorry to rant but I only came on here to get ideas about a report I could write, and instead I get blasted whilst trying to learn.
Maybe I could write about alternative therapies and their impact on training, but seeing as I have a week to write the assignment and have started the course today, I haven't made any 'useful' contacts.