Western Dressage

Strength and Balance

Western dressage isn’t a passing trend; it has exploded across the country. The discipline utilizes the principles of classical dressage training, with its emphasis on lightness and harmony between horse and rider. Progressive training develops a partnership, which creates a balanced and supple horse that’s confident and happy doing its job.

     “I like to tell people that western dressage is a cross between yoga and the gym for your horse,” says Cathy Drumm, of Pittsfield, a freelance clinician, trainer, and coach of more than 30 years.                                       

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