Seriously! Trot is called for in a dressage test - does that mean that anybody who trots is doing dressage???
I completely get where you are coming from
anebel and I think it is just reading comprehension that appears to be lacking!
I hate the 'dressage is the foundation of everything' argument. I have done lower level dressage but now my discipline of choice is campdrafting. It took me YEARS to figure out I wast wrong because I couldn't and don't ride in a dressage position. I was forever concious that my heels weren't down, my foot was home in the stirrup, my legs and upper body titled forward. Co
Completely wrong for dressage! But completely right for campdrafting. Dressage does not come into what I do. I use UNIVERSAL maneuvers like leg yield, counter arc, etc. to improve my horses training and performance. I am training campdrafting, not dressage. I still occasionall do a lower level dressage test and do well, because my horse is universally well trained. It's the same reason I can go to an ASH show or go do low level jumping. Not because I train dressage, simply because I train.
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