"The new edition
of Natural Western Riding is a must read for any rider," says Cecile
Dunn, provost at Austin Educational Center in Weirsdale, Fl.
Dunn has been one of the nation's leading equine educators, having developed
and directed equine science programs at three colleges, including Stevens
College and Salem International. In addition to directing educational
programs, Dunn continues as an active horse show judge on a national scale.
"For more than 25 years I have utilized the techniques found in this
book for instructing the western seat of riding in my lesson programs
at three major universities," she said.
The newest edition of Natural Western Riding by internationally known
trainer/author Don Blazer includes a special section, Master Trail Courses,
written by world class trainer Cathy Hanson. Blazer wrote the original
book in 1978 and it quickly became the standard for western riding. The
book details every weight shift, leg and rein cue for every western exercise.
Expanded text with more than 40 demonstration photos, the new book is
a paperback of 157 pages. Excerpts from the book can be seen on the Internet
"Following the guidelines found in this book will achieve the greatest
degree of comfort both the rider and the horse, Dunn proclaims.
The book is currently in use by colleges as the text for riding courses.