Teaching Horseback Riding Lessons

A Practical Training Manual for Instructors

3809 SE School Rd, Greensboro, NC, 27406

 

 

Teaching Horseback Riding Lessons: A Practical Manual for Instructors, written by Sally Cochran

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Many of those who want to teach riding lessons simply don't know where to begin!  Teaching Horseback Riding Lessons is here to solve that problem by providing readers with a path to follow. This book will walk the new (or established) riding instructor through advertising and marketing, horse selection, location, and contracts, how to teach students to handle the horse from the ground as well as instructing through the gaits of walk, trot, and canter. It will guide you through teaching your students how to jump, plus has lots of example less plans, hundreds of ideas for incorporating obstacles, ideas, and equipment into your lessons. Here we will answer many questions, as well as bringing up a lot of questions that you need to answer or consider! 

 

You'll read about extra business income through the form of summer camps, day camps, clinics, horse shows, and rainy day activities, learn some new fun games to play with your students, and read about the different challenges of teaching children, teenagers, and adults. Find out how to handle burnout, the financial aspects of your business, setting and achieving goals, and expanding your business until it becomes everything you've always dreamed!

 

ISBN Number: 978-0-9882181-0-9

Paperback: 300 pages

Publisher: Equine Kingdom Publishing Company

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 6x9x1" thick

 

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Table Of Contents

Introduction

            -Inspiration

            -What it means to be a riding instructor

 

Chapter 1 – Getting Started……………………………..11

                        -Safety

                        -Teaching Ability

                        -Equipment needed to start out

                        -Riding Levels

 

Chapter 2 – Planning Your Business……………………33

                        -Creating a Business Plan

                        -Scheduling

                        -Horse Use

 

Chapter 3 – Starting Your Lessons………………………51

                        -Teaching Pace

                        -Horse Introduction

-Leading, Grooming, Tacking up

-Mount/Dismounting

-Stretching

 

Chapter 4 – Riding the Gaits – Walk, Stop, Turn……….67

                        -Walking

                        -Turning

                        -Stopping

 

Chapter 5 – Trotting………………………………………79

                        -Getting started

                        -Posting trot

                        -Sitting trot

                        -Two-point position

 

Chapter 6 – Cantering…………………………………….101

                        -Learning the technique

                        -Practice tips

 

Chapter 7 – Miscellaneous………………………………..119

                        -Beginner lesson plans

                        -Intermediate Lesson plans

                        -Advanced Lesson plans

                        -Games

 

Chapter 8 – Teaching Jumping…………………………….133

                        -Jumping a horse

                        -Jumping exercises

 

Chapter 9 – Age Groups & Lesson Size…………………...153

-Children

                        -Teenagers

                        -Adults

                        -Private Lessons

                        -Group Lessons

                        -Lunge Line lessons

 

Chapter 10 – Lesson Plans & Games…….............................173

                        -Beginner lesson plans

                        -Intermediate Lesson Plans

                        -Advanced lesson plans

                        -Games

 

Chapter 11 – Marketing/Advertising………………………..215

                        -Market niche

                        -Where to advertise

                        -How to create a brochure or advertisement

 

Chapter 12 – Seminars & Activities…………………………225

                        -Seminars

                        -Activities

 

Chapter 13 – Finishing Up………………………………..…243

                        -Burnout

                        -Financial Aspects

                        -Expanding your business

                        -Goal Setting

                        -Conclusion

 

Chapter 14 – Taking Your Students to Shows………………255

 

Chapter 15 – Summer Camps & Rainy Day Activities……...261

 

Chapter 16 – Legal Forms……………………………………271

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Sally Cochran has owned and operated Equine Kingdom Riding Academy in Greensboro, NC for over 8 years. Along with her husband Matt, she serves over 100 people a week through various opportunities - lessons, camp, boarding, leasing, parties, and more. She holds a Level 2 Certification through the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA) in Recreational Riding and Hunt Seat On The Flat. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Global Logistics, and is working towards her certification through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), in November 2012. She teaches many different styles of riding and enjoys reading, working on her farm, and writing, as well as one of her favorite pastimes, martial arts - she holds a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 2nd degree black belt in San Shin Kai. 

 

 

TO SIGN UP: send us an email at equinekingdomridingacademy@gmail.com, and provide us with the name and age of the riders, along with your voucher number. You MUST bring your voucher with you, as well as provide us with the number ahead of time. Also, let us know what day and time you would like your pony ride, check out the available dates and times above!

You can also call Taylor Miller

for more information: (336) 517-7932

Pony rides last approximately 10 minutes and will be hand-led by a worker at the farm. Parents/grandparents/siblings are welcome to walk alongside if necessary.

Digital photos will be EMAILED, so please provide an email address.

We have large and small horses, so if you have older children or adults wanting to ride, let us know ahead of time so we can have a bigger horse available. Most of the horses we use are not super-small, but they are all older and very, very gentle and love children! Please trust our judgement when bringing your child (or yourself!) out for a special ride.

TIPS are very much appreciated, as they purchase treats for our horses for all their hard work! We have a bright green box at the arena if you'd like to donate!

Address of the farm is 3809 SE School Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406. There's a big blue/silver/white/black sign out by the road that's hard to miss. Please park sensibly, try not to block anyone in!

Don't forget to include your voucher numbers and your phone number! You are welcome to call as well, but you will get a much quicker response if you send us an email instead.

DATES AND TIMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED - SOMETIMES WE MUST RESCEHDULE DUE TO WEATHER OR HORSE INJURY.

If we must reschedule, we will contact you ASAP.

 

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Meet Our Wonderful, Safe Horses/Ponies!


 Prissy
18 year old Quarter Horse mare English/Western, Beginner-Advanced

Enoch
22 year old Paint Horse Gelding
English, Beginner-Advanced

Mystique

10 year old Appendix Quarter Horse Mare English, Advanced.

River
14 year old Appendix Quarter Horse Mare English/Western, Beginner-Advanced

Zelda
13 year old Quarter Horse Mare
English/western, Beginner-Intermediate

Jitterbug
16 year old Arabian Mare
English/western, Intermediate-Advanced

Merlin
14 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
English/Western, Intermediate-Advanced

Sebastian
18 year old Thoroughbred Gelding
English/Western, Beginner-Advanced

Hawkeye
14 year old Paint Horse Gelding
English/Western, Intermediate-Advanced

Aislinn
8 year old Quarter Horse Mare
English/Western, Beginner-Advanced
(owned by Allyson Boonbumrung)

Fable
10 year old Quarter Horse/Morgan Mare
English/Western, Beginner-Advanced
(owned by Daniel Boonbumrung)
 

 

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