Fourm for Riding Instructors: share tips, tricks, tools, and stories
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Fourm for Riding Instructors: share tips, tricks, tools, and stories

This is a discussion on Fourm for Riding Instructors: share tips, tricks, tools, and stories within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Riding instructor advise
  • Powered by myBB horseback riding tips

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-08-2013, 08:53 PM
  #1
Foal
Fourm for Riding Instructors: share tips, tricks, tools, and stories

Hey everyone! My name is Mary and I have been a riding instructor for about 2 years now. There are lots of parts that go into being an instructor and I'd like to get to know my fellow instructors and hear any stories or general helpful things!

To start off I'll tell ya'll a little about myself and my experiences.

I'm an 18 year old highschool student and I have been riding for about 7 years. I started teaching last summer and was hooked! I have been through a lot of frustrations and successes with my students but have loved every minute of it. I wanted to start a forum where riding instructors could come for advice and encouragement and share the love of the trade. Excited to get to know ya'll!

~Mary
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-09-2013, 11:07 AM
  #2
Foal
Also I guess I have really started to understand the use of games with my little ones. I have created a few "games" for my students to play while on horse back that I haven't been able to find in books. My personal favorite helps the kids to start working on stopping, and backing up straight.

"The Parking Game"
Set Up: 3 boards
Take 3 boards and set them up like a parking spot (2 boards parallel to each other and 1 at the top connecting them)
Then tell the kids that they're going to do some shopping. They have to get there first though! So I have them ride around the area *at any gate* and then once I call on them (or say ok if not in a group lesson) they are to come into the parking space and stop. After stopping they can tell me where they went and what they bought. After all the shopping is done they have to carry all their new items home so they must pull out of the parking spot by backing up (and turning) and then continuing around the arena.

I have found my littler kids LOVE this and could play it for about a whole hour lesson if they had the choice! It's always important to keep and upbeat attitude and make it fun and enjoyable while still correcting any mistakes! Hope ya'l enjoyed (:
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Riding Safe!....Share your tips AmazinCaucasian Horse Riding 25 07-20-2011 01:14 AM
New to English riding, tips/tricks/advice appreciated! ashmaebarn English Riding 7 01-03-2011 10:21 AM
What are some tips and tricks to riding a horse? katybaby Horse Riding 11 11-21-2009 09:30 PM
Share some funny stories RedHawk Horse Talk 5 11-23-2008 12:44 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0