Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage

12 Lessons to Take You From the Basics to Your First Show

Lynn Palm



Here's everything you need to know about the horse sport, Western dressage, a unique blend of classical dressage and the spirit of the Western Horse. Top horsewoman Lynn Palm, winner of 34 Reserve and World Championships, as well as Superhorse Championships, offers step-by-step exercises to take you through your first Western dressage test. You will learn how to fine-tune your horse's responsiveness, improve your position and balance, prepare to ride your test, and ring craft for your time in front of the judge. The perfect to get you on the way.

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Author: Lynn Palm

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 96

Illustrations: Color photographs throughout

ISBN: 9781929164714

By Lynn Palm

For more than 50 years, Lynn Palm has championed the partnership of horse and rider. An international clinician and competitor, she travels extensively teaching the fundamentals of Palm Equestrian Academy throughout the country and abroad.

Lynn is an American Quarter Horse Association judge and holds her USEF R Western Dressage Judge's License. She continues to compete in both the United States Dressage Federation and the Western Dressage Association of America. Palm's competition record is second to none, having earned four AQHA Superhorse titles, over 30 AQHA World and Reserve Championships, several AQHA European Championships, more than a dozen WDAA World Championships, 15 USDF All Breed Awards Champions, and most recently the Dressage and Western Dressage Championships at the AQHA World Show.

Lynn was a special guest performer at the 1996 Olympics and was named 2000 AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. In 2003 she was the recipient of Equine Affaire's Exceptional Equestrian Educator Award, and she was titled Horsewoman of the year in 2007 by the American Quarter Horse Association. In 2010, she presented at the World Equestrian Games as a clinician and entertainer and did the same at the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha.

Lynn and her husband, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, lead annual European Journeys, and she presents Winning Ways with Western Dressage alongside Marie-Frances Davis. Lynn is also an author who frequently contributes articles to leading equine publications along with an active online community. Her extensive educational library of videos and books can be found online (