Whether you are just learning to ride or honing your skills, having the right instructor is crucial to a great experience.
I have been publishing riding education online since 2012, and am passionate about helping riders, whether they have a great local instructor and want more out of their lessons, live in an area where quality instruction is hard to find, or are unsure about whether the local instruction they are currently receiving fits their needs.
Unless you have Olympic dreams or other big, competitive goals, the two most important factors in choosing a local riding instructor are:
1. Do you have FUN in your lessons? Are you comfortable around them, can you ask questions and feel at ease?
2. Do you feel SAFE? Does your instructor have your best interest in mind? Do they pair you with appropriate horses and ask you to work within your level of skill?
Whether you are looking for a local instructor, or are wondering if your current instructor is a good fit for you, then I would like to share 5 questions to help you get to know them better and see if their teaching style aligns with what you need as a student.
Hit play to watch the video below and learn 5 Questions to Ask Your Riding Instructor.
p.s. The more educated you become, the better you can be at recognizing a great instructor. Take my Free Better Riding in 7 Days Mini-Course to learn exercises for a better seat and improved balance.