Western Dressage with Jane Carley

Western Riding DressageDressage and western may seem poles apart, but the disciplines have much in common and are moving together on a global scale, writes Jane Carley. Olympic gold medal winning Anky is the most high profile of a growing band of dressage riders who have been captivated by western riding, although this should come as no surprise. Both are rooted in classical riding, with the skills of the educated horse trainer used to good effect in battle before being showcased by elite riders, such as those from the Spanish Riding School, on one continent and deployed to help build a nation by allowing herdsmen to control and direct livestock across a vast and wild terrain on another...

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