|WESTERN DRESSAGE comes to Woodland!!
|Let’s move Forward!
Go where YOU want to go…
Woodland Horse Center provides…
Private and Semi-Private Western Dressage Lessons on:
• Weekday evenings
• Saturday/Sunday before 10am and after 4pm.
Your lessons will be with an experienced instructor will help you build your Western
Dressage skills and prepare you for upcoming tests and have fun while doing it!
Private Lessons (45 min):
Semi-Private Lessons (1-hour):
Getting started is easy!
Just call us at 301-421-9156 and ask for Karen Parker
|Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156 fax: 301-421-9049
Below are a few videos from past WDAA World Shows...Enjoy!
|What is the difference between Western Dressage
and traditional Dressage?
Elements of the two disciplines are very similar. Both wish to create a better horse and rider with the
use of structured focused training and progressive physical and mental development. Both look for
balance, cadence and carriage and share fundamentals. In addition, each discipline uses tests as
an opportunity to evaluate the progress of horse and rider through feedback.
The disciplines differ in the execution of the fundamental elements. As the horse and rider progress
through the levels of Western Dressage, the test elements becoming increasingly reflective of
movements, maneuvers and duties asked of a Western horse. The Western Dressage horse will
need to be handy, willing, safe, and calm while demonstrating pure gaits and lightness. The Western
Dressage horse is evaluated with the conformation and movement of today’s Western horses in
mind. In keeping with tradition, Western Dressage is shown in Western tack and clothing.
It is not the goal of Western Dressage to create Western horses that compete in traditional
Dressage, but to develop better Western horses and offer additional rider education through the
understanding and use of principles of Dressage and good Horsemanship.