Over-Mounted Beginner Riders – Benefits?

An over-mounted beginning rider can have so many problems that I wonder why any instructor would allow it with their students. A Schooling Show Recently I visited a schooling show

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When the Riding Instructor’s Confidence Falters

 It can be unnerving for an instructor to lose confidence during a lesson, but it happens more often than you might think. I’m not talking about losing confidence

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Are You Teaching Foundation to Your Riding Students?

Say foundation and most people readily think of a house. Check out what the website This Old House says about foundations. “A proper foundation does more than just hold

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Over-Mounted Beginner Riders – Benefits?

An over-mounted beginning rider can have so many problems that I wonder why any instructor would allow it with their students. Recently I visited a schooling show where I didn’t

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Riding Instructors- Embrace Repetition

A habit is defined as an automatic response to something. Developing the right habits in our students is one of the goals of good riding instructors. Even though

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The First Three Riding Lessons

I make no bones about being an advocate for instructors of beginning riders. It’s because I firmly believe that you can lay so good a foundation for your

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Riding Instructors and Students- Who Are You?

The instructor/trainer – student/client relationship is a conundrum that causes major difficulties for everyone involved. A lot of the issues exist because of a lack of clear definition

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Riding For A Lifetime

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

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