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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    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 […]

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    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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    Frustration From Horses or Passion For Horses?

    I love technology when it is working well but find it very frustrating when it isn’t!  I can do some of the basic stuff, but if the wrong button is pushed or a misdirected technical genius makes a website go down then I am not interested in fixing the problem and refer it to the […]

    Better Coach

    How to be a Better Coach

    Equestrian Coaches Only! By Glenys Cox and Cristine Hall Do you know what you are doing when you are coaching people with horses? Take a moment to think about the last session that you coached.What happened?  What did you learn from that experience?  Do you take the time to reflect on how you teach your […]

    Working Student

    Working Student Needed

    Are you looking for a live in working student position in a horse business? This is an opportunity to train for Horse Riding Instructor qualifications with including ‘hands on’ training and assessment for all practical components on your course. For further information, please click on the link below


    Your Gift ‘On Horsemanship’ by Xenophon

    At Online Horse College, we are partnering with a PhD student to develop courses for Equine Assisted Learning courses. As part of her research, she would love to survey you about your coaching and learning styles and as a reward for your input we have a gift for you! Xenophon is one of the earliest riding […]

    Better Coach

    Teaching Styles in Equestrian Coaching

    Equestrian Coaches Only! Think about this for a moment!  You may know what you coach or why you coach but have you considered how you coach? As a coach you can use a variety of teaching styles in your lessons with students.  You could be more familiar with the words coaching or instructional styles or even facilitative methods or approaches depending on your discipline and training.  Many […]