Protected: Teach Horseback Riders to Use Their Head

The Rider's Head Riding a horse with your head can have a lot of different meanings. In one sense, it says “be a thinking rider.” While I totally

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Protected: Ideas For a Pre-Jumping or No Jumping Ride

Most people, particularly beginners and intermediate riders, think of a jump course as a series of jumps. When they enter the arena their mind is focused on the

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Protected: Teach Interesting Horseback Lessons Using School Figures

School figures are a huge help for riding instructors who want to keep their lessons interesting. Not only do they help you keep a group lesson organized, they

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Protected: Try a Simple Beginner Trot Pole Jumping Lesson for Students or Horses

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A Holiday Obstacle Course Idea From Meadowsweet Ranch

Thank you, Kathy Boettcher of Meadowsweet Ranch in Spring Grove, Illinois for sharing this great Holiday Obstacle Course idea with The Riding Instructor's readers. From Kathy "Something that

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4 Ways to Teach Horsemanship to Students of all Ages

In my book, anytime we teach horsemanship it’s a good way. In this post I talk about 4 different ways to include horsemanship in your teaching program. All

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Protected: No Stirrup November- Have Fun with Your Students

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Protected: 8 Steps Toward Better Reflexes in Equestrian Students

Good riding is as much the result of conditioning the rider’s thought processes and reflexes, as it is conditioning the body and learning skills. What a rider does

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Protected: Teach a Simple Riding Exercise

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Protected: Rate the Gait-A Lesson Plan For Horse Control

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