Horse Riding Instructors

Horse Riding Instructors

Horse Riding Instructors

The best way to learn a new skill or to improve a skill is to learn from some-one who already has these skills.

Many of us commence our teaching career by helping solve other people’s horse problems.

But to be a safe, effective horse riding instructor, other knowledge should be acquired and other skills developed.


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    Horse Vision – Interesting Facts that Affect Horse Behaviour

    What it is about horses’ eyes? Your life can be in turmoil, full of stress and worries and then . . . you look into the eyes of a contented horse, really look into them,  and it can have such an amazing effect on your day. A large eye has a much more powerful effect, […]


    A Guard Dog Trainer Taught Me About Horses’ Eyes

    The guard dog trainer was watching a young excitable horse who was being a bit cheeky while being lunged. The man had previously told me that he had very limited knowledge about horses so I was explained that the horse was not naughty, just being a bit fresh and playful. I explained that once the […]


    Your Number 1 burning question about horses.

    Hi! People from all over the world have told me that they love the newsletters I’ve been sending you. You’re welcome! Now I’d love to ask you a favour . . . Please let me know your #1 burning question about horses, horse business and equestrian coaching Then I’ll answer the most common questions that […]

    Starting Green Riders

    Starting Green Horses and Green Riders

    The A, B, & C’s So much has been said about the need to of the correct way to start of youngsters to the saddle, with progressive training so the green horses have the right attitude, are well-balanced and able to understand the communication between rider and horse under saddle. This could be called the […]

    Horse Eye

    Developing an Eye for a Horse

    It takes time and experience to develop your sense of vision around horses. There is an old saying… “The eye of the master makes the horse fat”. Put simply, the ‘master’ was and experienced knowledgeable horseperson. An experienced horse person can walk into a stable and in a second and know that a horse is […]


    What Horse Riders Want vs What They Need

    As a horse riding instructor there is often a balance that must be maintained while teaching between safety, education and enjoyment as well as the balance between teaching what riders want vs what riders need. A good instructor will say that safety comes first with horses and while I agree to a point, there is […]

    Learning Styles

    What learning style do you use to learn more when learning about horses?

    Finding the right horse-riding instructor Knowing and understanding your type of learning style is a great start to finding the right horse-riding instructor. When you find one who understands your learning style and adapts their lesson to match, they you can progress your understanding of horses and riding much quicker than having a horse-riding instructor […]


    7 Tips For Teaching Beginners On The Lunge

    People learn to ride in many ways and are instructors have developed many different routines and procedures to teach their beginner riders. The more experienced the instructor is the more the procedures are fine tuned so that the beginner rider remains safe while learning to ride in the most efficient manner. I am a strong […]

    Teaching Horse Riding

    Teaching New Horse Riding Skills in Four Stages

    In the same way that the beginner horse rider learns to mount a horse or rise to the trot, the four stages of competence apply to more experienced riders as well as horse riding instructors as they progress through their training. In this article we look at the four stages a beginning horse rider learns […]


    Where is the best place to be positioned when teaching horse riding?

    As you start to become more aware of teaching styles of horse riding instructors, you will probably be looking at the positioning of the horse riding instructor. Some are teaching standing up, sitting down, on a horse, inside the circle, outside the circle, in the arena, outside the arena and many other positions. Many of […]

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