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"The aim of basic dressage training can be summed up as teaching the horse to go forward willingly under control, straight, relaxed, rhythmic and balanced."
"Certainly you can practice dressage exclusively if that is your thing; but if you prefer to end up with a western or English pleasure horse, jumper or whatever, then you should employ the principles of basic dressage in order to get the very best results."
"With basic dressage training you can ask the horse to perform any way you want at any time under any circumstances. The possibilities are unlimited."
"The [dressage] test should flow as if it were a complete song, not a few bars of this one and a few bars of that one."
"Seldom ride the [dressage] test in practice, except just enough to get the feel of it and to see what parts need more work."
"Most people do not necessarily want to compete but even so, should realize that the term 'dressage' covers the type of training that is essential for every horse that is to be ridden."