Learn More About Western Dressage With These New Products

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The Western Dressage Association of America announces new educational materials available at www.westerndressageassociation.org/educational-materials to help riders learn the WDAA tests and progress in their western dressage journey.

Whinny Widgets now offers laminated spiral-bound western dressage test books, available as an all-inclusive instructors’ book or by the level for Introductory, Basic and Level 1 tests. The books are formatted for callers, as well as riders, in an easy-to-read print size, featuring arena diagrams in the lower levels.

Whinny Widgets, which was established in 1989, began offering pocket-sized test books for classical dressage and later grew to include eventing and reining. WDAA is pleased that the fast-growing discipline of western dressage is now among their offerings.

Western Dressage Calling Audios with Heidi Adams is another new educational product, allowing riders to download test-calling audios to their phone or MP3 player, or purchase a CD of each level.

Each audio was called from a video of a test scoring 67 or above, chosen for the horse and rider’s consistency, relaxation, cadence and tempo. The calling audios are perfect for training and visualization exercises, but are not approved for competition.

Each of these products was developed in cooperation with WDAA, and the Association will benefit from a portion of the proceeds.

WDAA’s tests--which begin at the Introductory walk-trot level and progress in difficulty up to Level 3--are designed to improve horse-and-rider partnerships, whether you’re preparing for a competition or just working to improve a personal best in your back yard. Any horse and any rider can benefit from the systematic--and fun--training.

To learn more about the tests, visit www.westerndressageassociation.org/western-dressage-rules-tests.

Also newly available on www.westerndressageassociation.org/educational-materials are Lynn Palm’s western dressage-related books and DVDs. By ordering via the WDAA website, you can ensure that a portion of the proceeds goes back to the Association to develop even more educational offerings.

Palm’s products include the books “Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage” and “A Rider’s Guide to Real Collection” and the DVDs “Western Dressage Principles by Lynn Palm With Al Dunning” and Palm’s “Dressage Principles” series.

WDAA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on the education of the rider and well-being of the horse. The WDAA was organized to provide western riders and horses educational opportunities and programs to aid their western dressage journey.

The Western Dressage Association of America is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship which optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit. The mission of the Western Dressage Association is “to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West,” which it focuses on thorough its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community. To discover more about the WDAA, please visit www.westerndressageassociation.org.