I've been discussing many ideas about differences and similiarities with dressage principles and the western style of riding. This is where Western Dressage (WD) is forming.
That is the understanding I am getting as well. I thought Western Dressage was the extensive foundation work that we put on a western performance horse in order for them to do well in western events. Like the vaquers when they made a 'bridle' horse. But that is not the case. What do you think?
Here is a link to the rules and the tests: http://westerndressageassociation.org/get-involved/western-dressage-rules-tests/
Putting my spin on Western Dressage