Western Dressage integrates the principles of classical dressage with the best of the western horse. It is a systematic and progressive system of training for the western horse and rider, in traditional stock or western tack with the purpose of enjoying a safe, pleasurable and versatile horse. ~ Western Dressage Association of Australia
When riding Western Dressage the horse should display impulsion from engaged hindquarters, and have a supple topline, while the rider has a soft contact. The horse should be willing to work and move freely.
A Western Dressage partnership should culminate in a happy, harmonious, horse and rider relationship. ~ Western Dressage Association of Australia