But no one pays me to write The Riding Instructor.
I don’t get free equipment to test or free books to review or even a free cup of coffee while I’m working on posts. (I love coffee.) I’m enthusiastic about helping instructors because teaching riding has been my passion since I was a teenager. I’m 67 years old in 2016, so you can say I’ve loved teaching riding for a pretty long time. I especially love teaching riding instructors.
RIDING INSTRUCTORS ARE THE GATEKEEPERS TO GOOD HORSEMANSHIP. GOOD RIDING INSTRUCTORS MEAN BETTER RIDERS AND ALSO BETTER CARE AND TRAINING FOR HORSES. AND WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT, I LOVE HORSES.
And I like to share with others the things I have had the good fortune to learn.
I started The Riding Instructor 10 years ago. It’s gone through a lot of transformations and some harrowing crashes and there have been times that I wanted to give up because the work looked unsurmountable. But every now and then someone gives me a nice pat on the back and I’m ready to go again. It doesn’t usually take much, just a reader who tells me that I helped them and my batteries are recharged. READ MORE