I was thinking about what I'd like to do with my next horse and was throwing around the idea of doing reining and/or western dressage (because I like western and dressage and was looking for a horse that would be able to do both) but didn't feel like that would suit me. It seemed a bit too much like dressage imo and not enough western moves/feel in it (well at least until the rules change lol). Then I looked up the Extreme Cowboy races. Honestly I think I could get into it with my next horse (my mares just a bit too old now haha). Maybe I was thinking too in depth but, I saw it as what I pictured western dressage to be. The spirit of the western horse that's movement is not impeded by anything and above all is not arena work! I suppose to me it was like freestyle dressage... only faster!
Any who just wanted to start a nice conversation! Oh and how did you get started in it if you've done it? Did you have to be a member of any association?