The name Susan Salo is certainly becoming a recognizable one in today’s world of agility. Although relatively new to the sport, she has a lot to offer the agility community. Susan brings over thirty-five years of experience from the world of show jumping. A lifelong horsewoman, she has ridden for many years with some of the nation’s most noted horsemen including Gene Lewis, George Morris, and the late Jimmy Williams, and has competed throughout the United States and Canada. Turning professional, she moved to the East and spent sixteen years between New Hampshire, and Virginia, helping clients achieve their goals.
Susan brings her extensive experience of combining speed with jumping to the sport of Agility. She offers a unique perspective and knowledge of the mechanical aspects of jumping which, when properly applied, can create muscle memory and balance for the canine athlete. Not to be confused with a handling seminar, her lessons and workshops focus entirely on the dog and build better jumping skills and instill more confidence and speed. Training with Susan is an opportunity for you to develop your “eye” and witness your dog learning about balance, striding, and scope, until jumping becomes effortless.
Susan trains both horses and dogs at her residence in Northern California, where she lives with her brilliant Jack Russell Terrier, Patrick.
Every course your dog will ever run is primarily made up of jumps, yet it is the least taught and least understood skill set in agility. Because a dog can jump doesn’t mean that he knows how to jump.
When a dog understands how to jump…path, distance, appropriate takeoff place, weight transfer, angle of elevation, and height, he will run more smoothly, efficiently, and decisively…and therefore be faster and less prone to injury.