Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
If your talking about riding instructor then I'm not sure about legally but I think it would be a good idea if you did have some qualifications. People who come to you are more likly to hire you that way. You could take some short (few month) courses on the subject. I think some TAFE do them. And I think you can also do an apprenticeship or traineeship with other qualified instructors if you can find one who's willing.
But if you are just wanting to teach a few friends or something and you have plenty of experience then i don't see why you can't but if you are looking to do it professionally then I would recommend getting some qualifications.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.