The horse is a beautiful animal. It is at its most stunning and watchable when engage in the art and sport of dressage. Though the days of stables, riders, horse-driven carts and carriages are over, horsemanship remains as a cultivated practice. In the skill, dedication, focus, and intense discipline it takes to do well, the mid-20th century critic and equestrian James Agate compared dressage to the art of drama. There is something to this. Horse and rider must act, must put on a show, and in order to do so must know their parts and be as one.