There is always a split second during a jump where everything stops. You feel your horse's and your heartbeat. You ask yourself, am I in right formation? Is my horse going to clear the jump? Am I going to fall off or stay on? Is anything going to jump out and scare my horse? The world starts again. All of those worries melt away. Your spirit soars as you hit the ground.
Dating back more than two thousand years, the object of dressage is the harmonious development of the physical ability of the horse. Horsemanship, if you will. Aesthetically beautiful to the observer, the horse submits happily and proudly to the will of the rider.