You put a lot of faith in your riding instructor.
Especially when you are just starting out, you trust their knowledge and judgement to choose a safe horse for you, and to find the balance between pushing you to improve and yet not asking you to do something outside of your skill level.
You are riding to have fun, so you want a teacher who works with your personality, and helps you progress by conveying information in a way you understand.
Many people find an instructor by simply looking up the closest barn and heading out for a lesson. But if you want to be sure you are finding the best instructor for you, or you are feeling stuck in your riding and want a new perspective, there are a few simple steps you can take.
Hit play below for three tips on choosing a great riding instructor.