Dressage is an advanced form of riding and training that tests the horse and rider as they perform difficult manoeuvres based around a horse's natural movements and tests the accuracy of horse and rider, together with the physical ability, suppleness, responsiveness, balance and obedience of the the horse. Dressage has been likened to horse gymnastics, horse ballet and horse dancing. The term "dressage" is French for "training" or "arrangement".