100409- Lisa Strong of Long Beach, and her 8 yr. old quarter horse " Tavis " are reflected in a large mirror,right, as they ride inside the dressage pen at the Lakewood Equestrian Center. Dressage is a French word that means training. A horse and rider must move as one, with just a gentle pressure with knees or reins as communication. Dressage is sometimes referred to as ballet on horseback. Lisa who rides 2-3 times a week, co-ownes " Tavis " with Carol Pierce of Long Beach.
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