Stillstandin, if you ARE training dressage, then you are! Te whole argument I think is about taking certain movements, USO them to further your goals in a completely different discipline, and saying you are training dressage.
Personally, the goals of dressage are completely
Icompatible with my goals as a campdrafter. Sure some bits here and there are helpful, but the goal Of dressage, the way of going and way of carrying, are not useful to me as a campdrafter and speed eventer. I had a dressage lesson once with a good friend who rides high level dressage. It ended up with a frustrated horse and frustrated coach because what she was looking for was not what I had taught him to be successful for me in my disciplines.
I cross train, but with people who are in disciplines that complement mine. I regularly go to clinics with cutters, reiners, reined cowhorse trainers as well as campdrafters. I feel that seriously training in a discipline that doesn't compliment yours will only be detrimental.
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