Involves horses and people. Has equipment such as a saddle and a bridle. Originally the horses used were called Lipizzaner s. They were picked and then trained for years along with their life long partner or rider. Today the sport is popular and is in the Olympics too. Mostly women ride dressage but some men do too. Originally developed as a method for training military horses, the centuries-old discipline of dressage, which is a French term meaning “training,” was used to increase the maneuverability and obedience of cavalry mounts with some of the very advanced movements being taught specifically as battle techniques. competitive dressage involves nine progressive levels incorporating multiple tests within each level. Special tests are also written for musical freestyle, sport horse breeding and performances incorporating multiple horses and riders. Tests are revised every four years by the United States Dressage Federation.