Testimonials

 

Helen Mathie, Team GBR Physio to Para Equestrian Team

"I have used the Visualise Jacket with both able-bodied and disabled riders who have varying degrees of asymmetry. As a result of their asymmetries they have developed compensatory movement patterns which have affected their riding. The jacket enables me to highlight areas of postural adaptation and potential weakness that may not be apparent initally when observing them. Repeated self-adjustment of posture, and practising ‘correct’ movement patterns, can help aid muscle memory. This has the potential to facilite balance, coordination, body awareness and thus ultimately improves  the ridden performance.

- Improve postural awareness thus facilitating self-correction
- Enable visual feedback to both rider, coach, and therapist thus allowing specific targeting of areas of weakness
- Aid muscle memory by practising ‘correct’ postures and movement patterns
- Fine-tune asymmetries to enable enhanced performance"

Gill Watson, International Eventing Trainer

"The Visualise jacket provides the trainer with a clear picture of the rider’s position enabling small corrections to be made. It is also valuable to the riders with access to mirrors in the arena to assess/correct themselves. Small rider corrections can make a significant difference to the horse."

Pippa Funnell, International Event Rider

"A very useful, new tool that makes you even more aware of your straightness. An excellent tool for trainers to use on their riders during lessons to help evaluate straightness. The jackets have the added bonus that they can also be used for hacking given that they are highly visible....."

Judy Harvey, International Dressage Rider & Trainer

"The Visualise jackets are a superb training aid. One of the most difficult things to get across to riders is their own upper body straightness and how it affects their horse. With a Visualise jacket you can easily explain how to make the corrections. If the rider has access to mirrors they can continue to work by themselves to achieve a perfect position....."

Hayley Colwell & ZIDAANE, winner of the Centaur Biomechanics Prelim championship.

“The Visualise jacket is a simple but fantastic idea that enables both trainer and rider to highlight any subtle body imbalances. Having worn the jacket, my trainer pointed out that my left shoulder is always slightly lower than my right, this is due to a broken collar bone sustained 2 yrs ago, I was unaware that it was affecting my position so much but thanks to the Visualise jacket I am now working to correct this problem.”

Emma Sheardown, World Class Performance Para Dressage Rider

"At any level of riding the way you sit on the horse and your position is of upmost importance – both for your horse’s welfare and your effectiveness as a rider. I am always monitoring and tweaking my position in order to get the best result from myself, and therefore in turn my horse. I have only had my Visualise Jacket for a short time, but I am finding it really useful to be able to make quick checks on myself, both using the mirrors or even by just glancing down at the bright stripes to see where they are and whether they are straight or where they should be."

Carol Robertson

"Dear Sharon and Russell

Thank you so much for the speedy dispatch of my jacket. So sorry Sharon I interrupted your shopping!!!!
What a revelation it has been, wearing it for all my lessons and hacking really makes me sit up and concentrate more on my position. Wore it on my recent lesson with trainer who was aware of their existence but never seen one before. Well impressed and I have to say spoke very highly of Russell.
Have a great Christmas with continued success in 2012”

Nikki Alexander

“Hi Russell,

Your Visualise jacket has been quite useful. I put it on a few weeks ago and explained to my instructor what it was all about. He said that it looked smart and he assumed that the stripes were “go faster” stripes!!! I explained that they were there to allow him to see how I was sitting and I had already found them useful when riding in the school and looking at my position in the mirrors.

I had another lesson with him and it was apparent that I needed to turn my body more to the left, in left lead canter. I have a tendency for my body position to turn slightly to the right and this was confirmed when I came down to see you and the osteopath at Hartpury last week.

My instructor then said to me that he thought the jacket was a good idea. He was able to see my position more clearly and to make sure that he could see the stripes down the front in the same way, when I was on right lead canter and then on left lead. The stripes allowed him to assess my position more easily and to see how it needed to be corrected."

 

  • Helen Mathie, Team GBR Physio to Para Equestrian Team

    “ I have used the Visualise Jacket with both able-bodied and disabled riders who have varying degrees of asymmetry. As a result of their asymmetries...

  • Gill Watson, International Eventing Trainer

    “ The Visualise jacket provides the trainer with a clear picture of the rider’s position enabling small corrections to be made. It is also valuable to the rider s with mirrors in the arena to assess themselves...”

  • Pippa Funnell, International Event Rider

    “ A very useful, new tool that makes you even more aware of your straightness. An excellent tool for trainers to use on their riders during lessons to help evaluate straightness.”

  • Judy Harvey, Int Dressage Rider & Trainer

    “ With a Visualise jacket you can easily explain how to make the corrections. If the rider has access to mirrors they can continue to work by themselves to achieve a perfect position...”

  • Hayley Colwell & ZIDAANE Winner of the Centaur Biomechanics Prelim championship

    “ The visualise jacket is a simple but fantastic idea that enables both trainer and rider to highlight any subtle body imbalances...”

  • Emma Sheardown, World Class Performance Para Dressage Rider

    “ At any level of riding the way you sit on the horse and your position is of upmost importance – both for your horse’s welfare and your effectiveness as a rider...”

  • Carol Roberson

    “Dear Sharon and Russell, thank you so much for the speedy dispatch of my jacket. What a revelation it has been wearing it for all my lessons and hacking really makes me sit up and concentrate more on my position...”

  • Nikki Alexander

    “My instructor was able to see my position more clearly when I was on right lead canter and then on left lead. The stripes allowed him to assess my position more easily and to see how it needed to be corrected...”