Training Level Dressage: The training scale explained [ Saddle Dressage Article] Let’s put the six training elements into the form of a pyramid. There are variations of the arrangement order but the one here is the simplest and fruitful. The order is based on logic. The Dressage Training Scale explained Rhythm: Dressage can be called the ballet of the horse world. Dressage rhythm is achieved by mental and physical relaxation. When we humans are relaxed we are able to do our work more comfortably. Same is the case with horses. The horse is able to enter the world of the natural rhythm of the four natural gaits, which are: walk, trot, canter and the rein-back. Let’s simplify it further down: Walk: 4-beat movement Trot: 2-beat movement Canter: 3-beat movement Rein-back: 2-beat movement Like in music, a good rhythm is pleasure to our ears, same way good rhythm movement is winning ticket to dressage competitions. So what exactly is a good rhythm? Continue Reading: Training Level Dressage: How to Turn Your Average Horse into a Shining Star!