...On that same note. If you need any focest chaged, or a tolet replaced or leaks fixed or pipes fixed just let me know. Since I am not doing everything a pulmer would do I am not doing plumming so I do not need a licence to do any of that kind of thing...
As long as you don't call yourself a plumber, you'll be fine.
Dressage is probably more tightly integrated than most equine sports. If I want to work on 'collection, for example, I simply start by shifting MY weight back and seeing if my horse follows my example. They usually do, to some degree, and a lot of folks would call that collecting the horse. Dressage would not, because their definition (which is used by the FEI) says that small shift in balance isn't enough to make it a collected gait.
To achieve the collection defined by the FEI, there is a lot of work to be done first, starting with breeding a compatible horse. Thus someone in reining or WP can discuss collecting a 3 year old horse, which is nonsensical for a dressage devotee.
As long as the difference in definitions is understood, it isn't a problem.
...Why can BSMS "borrow" things from dressage, and not get lamb basted here, but others can't...
Well, it sure isn't my good looks or superb riding skills!
I again think you & ~*~anebel~*~ are pretty much in agreement. Borrow ideas or training techniques, just don't say that means you have studied or performed dressage - unless you did study the discipline. And when you borrow, make sure it makes sense for your goals for your horse, and don't pretend dressage is the end-all of good riding.
What is there really to disagree with in that?