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The French name dressage saddle for sale did not come into use to describe the principles of formal training and riding until the early eighteenth century, though the origins of training horses for this most classical form of riding can be traced back at least as far as the fourth or fifth century BC. It is derived from the French verb dresser, which means to train, to adjust, to straighten – it could hardly be more apt for dressage saddle for sale its purpose. A dresseur is a man who practices dressage.
Over the intervening centuries, right up to the present dressage saddle for sale day, dressage has developed in a sporadic fashion in different countries, in different degrees and at different times. It has always flourished, however, only in the more advanced civilizations and social cultures, for there has never been any place for activities requiring such patience, applied intelligence and aesthetic sensitivity in poor or primitive dressage saddle for sale societies. There has to be a certain amount of leisure time to turn what is desirable, but perhaps inessential, into a practical proposition.
Revived after the Dark and Middle Ages, along with all other cultural activities, in Renaissance Italy, dressage saddle for sale began to assume almost precisely the form in which we know it today in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. One major distinction between the general practice of dressage and classical riding in the twentieth century and that of all previous times has been the introduction of competition riding. This is best expressed in the international contests that lead up to and include the Olympic Games. Previously, dressage saddle for sale had been primarily the concern of the military, through the teaching at their cavalry schools, and also of the wealthy civilian minorities focussed around royal courts and similar centres of culture. In the military, dressage was a professional requirement, whereas among the wealthy civilians, it was a gentlemanly accomplishment, highly regarded as an integral part of a complete dressage saddle for sale education. No doubt the harsh necessities of military life precluded all but a small minority of the soldiers from following dressage to its highest levels, but through them the spirit of Versailles and Vienna was kept fresh and was handed down and practised at many relatively small establishments. In the riding schools dressage saddle for sale maintained at the royal courts, the dressage achievements may have reached higher levels.
By the beginning of this century, the courts were rapidly dwindling in number, and the improvement in communications and travel facilities had radically changed the life in those that remained. The cavalry schools consequently became virtually the sole bearers of the dressage saddle for sale torch, and they themselves were to last only for the next forty years or so. By the end of the Second World War, they had all gone, and the lead passed to civilians and to the few professional or retired soldiers who had received their training before the war. Interest became more widely spread and quickly found its expression in the expanding world of competitive sport of all kinds. Dressage was first included in the Olympic programme in the Stockholm Games of 1912.
This changing pattern resulted in some variation between what was taught and practiced in the secluded academy in Vienna on the one hand and what was produced by the majority of dressage saddle for sale riders in the wider, and mainly amateur, world of national and international competition in the other. The artistic element in dressage saddle for sale is all too easily sacrificed to the need to score points or to speed up the training programme in time for the next Olympic Games.