Learn More About Western Dressage With These New Products

The Western Dressage Association® of America announces new educational materials available on our new Educational Materials webpage 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 the 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 Western Dressage 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 our Education Center webpage or you can purchase printed booklets of these documents made from high-quality copies from our new Educational Materials webpage as well.

Also newly available on our new Educational Materials webpage 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.

The Western Dressage Association® of America 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.

3 Responses to “Learn More About Western Dressage With These New Products

  • Marsha Culle
    2 years ago

    Your video gallery page doesn’t work. There is not a working link on it.

    • Deirdre Davenport
      2 years ago

      If you could send the link to what page you are referring to… as we do not have a Live Video page anywhere on our website that we are aware of. Thanks!

  • Robin Yelton
    2 years ago

    I Purchased the instructor’s book two weeks ago at a tack store. Easy to read and will hold up for the years the tests are in effect. Whinny Widgets are much more user friendly than paper printed from the internet. They also offer a book for classical dressage Riders Tests.