American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs, and weight.
- n. uncountable the schooling of a horse
- n. uncountable an equestrian sport in which the horse and rider perform a test of specific movements in an arena, and are judged on the horse's obedience, acceptance of the bridle and of the rider's aids, gaits, impulsion, and the harmony between horse and rider
- n. countable an event or competition of the sport of dressage
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider.
- n. maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
- Borrowing from French dressage ("training"). (Wiktionary)
- French, preparation, training, dressage, from dresser, to set up, arrange, train, from Old French drecier, to set up, arrange; see dress. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Watching dressage is like watching a figure skater skate the “compulsories”.”
“And having my roots originally in dressage and then moving onto eventing, I was a little embarrassed for our upper-level eventers.”
“Julie Rovner is a horse owner, rider and amateur competitor in dressage and eventing.”
“In 2003, McDonald and Brentina became the USA's first World Cup champions in dressage, in a victory that also proved no corner of the sports world is drug-free.”
“Once McDonald got aboard Brentina, Thomas says, "She went from zero in dressage to No. 1 in the nation, which is remarkable.”
“Like that sport, dressage is as burdened with politics as a Senate filibuster.”
“Team dressage is like watching a play," said Dover.”
“Gretchen," as we call her in the piece, has spent years training Disney in English dressage”
“In the other equestrian events, Americans took team bronze in dressage.”
“Many of her horses are specially trained in reining, a sport many call the dressage of Western riding.”
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