The purpose of the Therapeutic Western Dressage test is to introduce riders to dressage using the training scale. The emphasis of the test is on the education of the rider and the effort that he/she puts forth. Riders who are actively engaged in attempting to guide the horse will see higher scores.
This class is for riders with Disabilities as defined by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) or other similar therapeutic horsemanship program It can be split by age if entries warrant.
Riders in this class may not show in non- Therapeutic mounted classes, but the horse may be ridden in other classes by other exhibitors.