After my last post about dressage, I had to smile when I came upon this article, because I realized I’m not the only one who would choose to watch Eventing over Dressage:
“LONDON — Equestrian Cross-Country can best be described as the Olympics' profuse apology for Dressage.
"Sorry for that horse ballet the other day; now watch 'em jump off a grassy cliff."
Greenwich Park offered 28 different obstacles over 3.6 miles for riders that had walked the course and their steeds who hadn't. Each one was tailored to a different landmark, the majority of them in London. Some are large hedges. Some involve a dip into water.
All of them have some element of inherent danger , which is one reason the park expected about 50,000 spectators on a Monday afternoon.”