from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs, and weight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the schooling of a horse
- n. 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. an event or competition of the sport of dressage
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
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.