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Emma's Adventures: I did horse dressage in Red Dead Online

Canter strike.

A woman stands in front of a horse, bedecked in 19th century dressage gear. It's dry and dusty all around. It's the world of Red Dead Online.
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Until recently, I knew very little about the world of dressage. My main exposure to the sport was through the Olympics, which would roll around every four years and briefly mesmerise me with horses dancing to The Lion King soundtrack. It didn't hurt, too, that Team GB would typically rake in a cluster of medals each time, thanks to the unrelenting force that is Charlotte Dujardin. Yet beyond this, I knew very little of the sport: how it worked, how it was judged, or how demanding it could be.

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