Websites, Insurance, and Forms

A reader asked about website design basics for riding instructors, insurance, and release forms. I thought I’d share my answer with a blog post and ask other instructors

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Scheduling Ideas for Riding Instructors

Scheduling and collecting payment for lessons can be a headache for riding instructors. When you’re busy handling horses and more than one student at a time, it can

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What I Read | The Riding Instructor

We all have “go to” sources where we read about horses.  It could be a book, website or periodical and each type of riding has it’s own selection.

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How to Fix the Horse Business

There have been a lot of conversations lately about the direction the horse business has gone, and what needs to be done to keep things from getting out

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What’s in a Good Riding Instructor Certification Program?

Do I recommend certification to student instructors? Would I tell prospective riders to look for only  instructors who have certification? It all depends, because those are two questions

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Signs of a Safe Riding Lesson Program

If you teach beginners you know the importance of developing a safe riding program. Safety is the number one requirement for beginners, but how can you tell if

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No One Loves Riding Lesson Cancellations

THE PROBLEM: Lesson cancellations can become a big problem for instructors if they are not handled well.  Lesson cancellations leave holes in your income and also in the

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Fixing With Feed- How to Choose the Correct Feed for Your Horse

Fixing With Feed -An important lesson Nancy, one of The Riding Instructor’s readers, offered to share this great Fixing With Feed info graphic with readers. Choosing the correct

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Instructor Certification – How to Choose

Deciding to embark on the instructor certification process starts with understanding the purposes behind certification. In the U.K. – The process of becoming a BHS instructor is immersion. In the

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Riding Lesson Payments – Use Your Cell Phone

Today’s riding instructors have more options for receiving riding lesson payments than ever before. It used to be that students either paid by cash or check. While cash

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