Originally Posted by kevinshorses
I'm sure they had practiced the exhibition beforehand. I would also bet that the western rider started out as an english rider.
I agree with this! Because is is in Europe, I am sure the "western" rider was trained Dressage rider first, but he had a difficult time sitting the big trot of the Dressage horse.
The Dressage rider tried little cues without a response, then had to use bigger aids until the horse would respond. I doubt the Dressage rider has trained western.
The western horse is definitely more green than the Dressage horse, just based on the performance. It take a lot of years to reach that level
Still, overall a very interesting video, thanks for sharing!