Well kerplop you should ask iluvjunior about aids needed for jumper.
Originally Posted by Iluvjunior
And honestly I don't think I will ever liek dressage or understand it! And I can be a perfectly good rider without it!
Sometimes the outside aids are taught but you didn't realize it. The proper term for them is the indirect rein. It is used even in western training to some degree.
MyBoyPuck is correct as you cannot seperate the inside aid from the outside as they support each other......at least initially. I am not going to go into ever time the inside is needed in conjunction with the outside but it is required. However a horse developed correctly and on the aids can go with the inside rein completely dropped as proof of its degree of collection.....in fact if it is well trained both reins can be dropped for a short time. That horse would be balanced entirely by the seat and legs of its rider.
Riccil0ve's teacher sounds like me. I tell all my students to ride like they are travelling down a corridor and they need to ensure all the doors are closed except the end one. A door left partially open is an invitation for the horse to escape.