There are two basic types of riding students; the ones who have riding experience and the ones who do not. When I make the commitment to teach a
Teaching beginner riders seems like it should be easy, right? After all, what do you teach? A few safety rules, how to lead a horse, how to mount/dismount,
When is a rider ready to canter? A reader commented that students she was teaching at summer camp were pushy about wanting to canter and were unable to assess their own riding
It’s a question that most riding instructors have had to answer. There’s a simple, one size fits all answer, but it brings to mind a plethora of questions.
In part 1 we discussed why to get your heels down. In part 2 we’ll talk about how to get the heels down. And then in part 3
“Keep your heels DOWN!” What rider hasn’t heard this a multitude of times? And what riding instructor hasn’t said this to the point of near despair? That one
Riding horses is different than most other sports because if a person is taught the correct basics they can ride for a lifetime. I’ve known people who continue