Dressage Solutions: Visualize the Role of the Outside Aids

Check out this visualization from Susan Jaccoma.

To visualize the role of the outside aids…

Envision them as the banks of a river. The horse’s energy is the river, and the banks contain and direct the flow of the energy, whether the river (horse) is going straight or around a corner.—Susan Jaccoma 

Susan Jaccoma is an FEI-level trainer and competitor. She represented the United States at the 2001 Can Am challenge in Canada and has won multiple USDF regional championships. Aboard Wadamur, she qualified and competed at the 2007 Pan American Games selection trials at the USEF Festival of Champions. Jaccoma is based at Kim Jackson’s May Faire Oaks Farm in Loxahatchee, Florida (mayfaireoaks.com).