Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other.
Classical dressage is always likened to horse ballet so I thought this quote best described this video. This is a lovely rider from the Spanish Riding School that is performing solo on a rare bay Lipizzaner stallion. It is a smooth ride showing balanced halfpasses, flying changes, and piaffe all with one hand on the reins and the other holding the whip vertical, a traditional position demonstrated by advanced classical riders. Enjoy!