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Four Iconic European Dressage Schools ~ Four Different Methods-First Time Serial Rights



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A look at the four iconic schools of Europe ~ The Spanish Riding School of Vienna, The Cadre Noir School in France, the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art and the Royal Andalusian School, all employ different methods of training. Historical and cultural reasons exist for the variance, and the art of dressage is very much still front and center at these heralded schools. While various breeds of horses are favored in each school, there is a myriad of horse breeds in some schools where specific horse breeds are utilized to demonstrate ancient dressage arts for the dressage aficionados. This article takes a look at the differences between the methods and tack used across the European schools and how their use has influenced modern day dressage.


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