Becoming a Riding Instructor


There are several necessary prerequisites for becoming a riding instructor.
  • You must know how to ride a horse at the walk, trot, canter, and preferably jump, with skill and precision
  • You must be safety-conscious and practice all the safety rules you can around horses
  • Preferably, you will have taken riding lessons at some point
  • You have ridden numerous different horses, of different temperaments, breeds, gaits, and ages
  • You are good with people and children
  • You are gentle and kind to horses and don't beat them if they do something opposite of what you want them to do
  • You can clearly project your voice and can explain in adequate terms what you're looking for

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