Episode 128: Dressage vs Reining: Lessons I have Learned

“What have you learned by studying Classical Dressage? What things changed? Will you continue to ride Dressage?”
I answer these questions and discuss the similarities and differences, precision, speed, accuracy, transitions, self carriage and more. Some of these things I discovered myself…others my horses reported to me.
The short answer is yes, I’ll be doing both and taking everything I learn out out the trail!

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  1. Joanne on April 29, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I loved this episode! As an ex-reiner now riding dressage and WD it was so helpful. I totally identify with the part about learning the dressage terminology!!! In my first recognized western dressage test I mixed up rensvers and travers. The judge rang the bell and informed me the correct movement was shoulder-in to RENVERS and in response I blurted out “Is that butt-in or butt-out?” She politely repeated her previous statement…………….LOL

    • Stacy Westfall on May 4, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 that is an AMAZING story! Love it!

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