I got into dressage when I was really young. To tell you the truth I had no idea what it was I, don’t even think I had ever heard the term before in my life. I had been riding for only a year and was lucky enough that my parents were able to buy me my first horse. When my mom and I were out scouting for new barns we came across a dressage trainer who forever changed my life. I am now in my late 20′s and have only really ever done dressage. I will not take away its beauty and power as I do love it with all my heart. However, the sport has really changed. In the year 2000 I took a 6 year hiatus from riding altogether. When I came back I barley recognized the sport.