I won a gift card and went out and bought some books. Yay! Had fun. But....I found something odd. In almost every one of the books on dressage, the author had invented a new system of terminology that you can only find out by buying the book reading it, taking notes. For....well...everything, pretty much. This might not be true in other riding sports so bear with me - in dressage, we have a very set, clear, concise set of terminology. Been the same for a long time. Very adequate. Nothing wrong with it. Way, way too much to learn without every teacher inventing their own terminology. Everyone - well - ALMOST everyone, I GUESS - uses the same terminology. I can pretty much take a dressage lesson in England, France, Germany....the UKRAINE, DETROIT...even the sunny San Fernando Valley..HECK ANYWHERE, and I can understand what the person is telling me, because everyone uses the same terminology. The whole beauty of it has always been that you can go and get instruction from anyone and understand what they mean, all over the world, even. Regardless of level. Same with judging. Everyone uses the same words the same way.