Well I'm willing to give anything a go...not involving heights or eating veal...and I am going to a Classical Dressage Clinic at Brookleigh on Saturday. I do not know much, if anything, about Classical Dresssage as opposed to Normal Dressage ( if I may call it that) which is the form that I normally have a crack at. I'm suspecting it's PK based as we have been asked to do some reading on that good gentleman before Saturday...I haven't yet. I am worried though because we also have to ride with a thickish single jointed snaffle and no hanoverian noseband. I usually ride with a noseband and Sprenger KK loose or D ring bit. Those on here who know ( or have ridden) The Perry, also know that he is a huge strong so-and- so. I have emailed the lady running the clinic..she sounds lovely, btw.. outlining my concerns about the bit, in particular. She says the classical method doesn't rely on the low hands and the tongue pressure that the KK involves. I believe her ( I think I do) and am willing to have a go at this. Have bought a really lightweight single jointed snaffle today and ( with tears in my eyes) have removed my hanoverian nose band from my bridle. I haven't tested this theory at home yet ( God no!) and I'm just worried that, on Saturday I'll end up on the Great Northern Highway on a unstoppable Warmblood ( an exaggeration, I know) I don't really want to start a PK debate but will what I am about to be shown on Saturday, convert me to single jointedness? And more importantly, will I live through the experience!?