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Horse Articles :: Dressage as an Art Form
Dressage as an Art Form
Dressage becomes art when it is a joy for the rider and horse.
Dressage is the guiding of a horse through a series of complex
maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs,
At the peak of a dressage horse's gymnastic development,
it can smoothly respond to a skilled rider's minimal aids
by performing the requested movement while remaining relaxed
and appearing effortless. Dressage is occasionally referred
to as "Horse". Classical dressage is still considered the
basis of trained modern dressage.
Early European aristocrats displayed their horses' training
in equestrian pageants, but in modern dressage competition,
successful training at the various levels is demonstrated
through the performance of "tests" of prescribed series of
movements within a standard arena. All riding horses can benefit
from use of dressage principles and training techniques. Dressage
is an egalitarian competition in which all breeds are given
an opportunity to compete successfully.
The standard dressage arena letters are A-K-V-E-S-H-C-M-R-B-P-F
There is speculation as to why these letters were chosen.
The dressage arena also has a centerline from A to C, going
through X in the middle, as well as two quarter-lines halfway
between the centerline and long sides of each arena.
Olympic Games Dressage consists of the lower levels: First,
Second, Third and Fourth. At the lower levels, and as part
of dressage training each country authorizes its own set of
tests. In addition to marks for the dressage movements, marks
are also awarded for more general attributes such as the horse's
gaits, submission, impulsion and the rider's performance.
Maybe you are not involved in dressage but would just like to
train your horse.
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If you love horses and admire discipline and beauty then you
will probably concur that dressage is indeed a form of art.
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