The Dressage Aids Workshop

Have you ever wondered how the aids should be used? Are you having trouble communicating with your horse? All these questions and more will be addressed inside this workshop!

In dressage, the three primary aids are your seat, leg, and hands. Not only are these aids used in dressage; riders from all disciplines use these aids!

Have you ever wondered how much of these aids you should be using? Well, that’s the tricky part! How you use your aids creates the language between you and your horse, and often, the amount of each aid you need to use varies between individual horses.

This workshop will show you exactly how to use the aids, and help you learn to communicate clearly with your horse so that they can understand what you are asking them to do! Inside, you will find video instruction all about the aids (there’s even a special section on the canter!), a worksheet to fill out, and a 70-minute lecture all about the aids! You also have the ability to ask questions at anytime AND you get lifetime access to the course once enrolled!

Looking forward to working with you inside this workshop!



Hear what our students have to say!

Your Instructor

Amelia Newcomb
Amelia Newcomb

As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn, to love your ride!"

~ Amelia

Amelia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of riding, horses and dressage. She has trained numerous horses and riders from Training Levels to the Grand Prix. Dressage is hard and she loves the challenge of educating riders and horses. Amelia has a clear understanding of rider position, how to ride a horse and train the movements.

Unlike many top riders, Amelia was NOT a natural talent and fell off so many times in her early riding days that her instructor nearly told her parents she should quit riding! Perseverance, love of all horses, and determination, not innate talent, is what made Amelia into the rider and horsewoman that she is today. Amelia is incredibly grateful to all the teachers who have helped her on this journey especially Joh Hinnemann, Christine Traurig, Sue Martin, Larry Fleming and Julie Barringer-Richers and of course the thousands of horses she's ridden including Geronimo, Trump, and Harvey.

Amelia enjoys helping each individual student and horse find harmony, trust, and balance. "Nothing is more rewarding than watching one of my students glide harmoniously around the ring together with their horse! This makes my heart soar!" says Amelia.

Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S.A. on the international circuit and loves training her three horses, Harvey, Kensington and Luigi in Los Angeles, CA. Amelia has her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, She is the winner of the prestigious USEF Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize and a member of the USEF Dressage Development Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.