An excerpt from Lynn Palm’s newest book THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION is featured in the September 2011 issue of America’s Horse–the official magazine of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Lynn gives tips for using your body and voice when working a horse at liberty—one of the ways she likes to exercise her horses in preparation for work that demands a particular “frame” or “collection,” in both Western and English tack.

Interested in Western Dressage? Check out the Western Dressage Association of America (, of which Lynn is an Advisory Director. And, get a copy of THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION—it was recently reviewed in USDF Connection (the official magazine of the United States Dressage Federation), and here’s what they said:

“What hasn’t Lynn Palm done? From bridleless demonstrations and AQHA Superhorse titles to ribbons in hunters and dressage, this versatile horsewoman has a vast wealth of practical experience, all rooted in solid dressage basics. Palm brings her sensible, cross-discipline approach to THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION, in which she leads the reader through easy-to-follow ABCs of dressage principles that can be applied to any horse in any type of program. Emphasizing the universality of dressage, it’s particularly fun to see the photos of Palm demonstrating shoulder-in and other dressage moves aboard various breeds and in Western, hunter seat, and dressage saddles.” —USDF CONNECTION

THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION is available at the TSB bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.