Sally Amanda Cochran
▪ American Riding Instructors Association
Certified Instructor for:
- Level 2 Hunt Seat on the
- Recreational Riding
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Certified
▪ 8 years independent instructor
15 years horseback
riding & competition
▪ Associate's degree
in Business Admin
▪ Associate's degree in Logistics
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|3809 SE School Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406
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Equine Kingdom offers
various services to the equestrian community through the form of horseback
Children and adults will learn to:
- Ride correctly
- Groom a horse
- Feed/care for a horse
- saddle/bridle a horse
- ride on trails
- show a horse
- and much, much more!
You'll learn to groom your horse, put on a saddle and bridle quickly and
efficiently, mount and dismount your horse, turn your horse correctly, walk,
trot, and canter, jump small jumps, maneuver a course of poles, judge distances,
and much, much more!
$30 half hour group lesson
$60 one hour group lesson
Lessons are for ALL riding time, any extra
time you spend at the barn is at NO EXTRA COST.
We Do Not Currently Offer Private Lessons
Call us at (336) 517-7971 to sign up for lessons!
There is a $25 applicable fee for missing a lesson without
calling, unless it's a life-or-death emergency (then I promise I'll
understand), due at the next lesson taken. Instructor reserves the right to
cancel or reschedule lessons due to horse problems, injury, or weather up until
30 minutes before the lesson. Lessons are not taught in extreme heat (over 100
degrees) or in extreme cold (under 35 degrees), nor in very rainy/stormy
conditions that could prove dangerous to the horses or riders.
During the summer, lessons will be taught from 8:00am to 10:00am, then from
6:00pm to 8:30pm, because of heat.
Horseback Riding Lessons
Horseback riding lessons are a fantastic way to
have fun and learn at the same time! Great for all ages, accepting riders age 4
and up, any time during the day! Make my schedule work for you!
A unique horse experience for absolutely anyone! Learn to
control and bond with your horse, and spend a relaxing hour carousing through
woods and on a scenic tour of the property on horseback!
Your kids will have a blast with our pony/horse parties! They will want to come
back to ride again and again! It's the perfect place to introduce your little
ones to horseback riding! Our horses are well maintained; all rides are hand
led, making the rides as safe and fun as possible. Riding, games, crafts, goodie
bags, contests, and more! Cake and drinks not provided. For up to 10 children.
could be more fun than spending and entire week of mornings learning how to ride
and care for a horse? With games, lots of riding time, horse care, and
activities, your child will be thrilled to get to spend a whole week with
horses! Many weeks available - call now! Space is limited! Reserve your spot
early! Horseback riding increases self-confidence, discipline, self-control, and
perseverance, as well as developing balance and coordination. And if all this
weren't enough, it's fun, rewarding, relaxing, and educational!
This new program is designed specifically with
the 4-18 year old homeschooler in mind! Sally Cochran was homeschooled her
entire life, and so she knows exactly what it's like she's been there, done
that! This program will introduce your children to the joy of horses and riding.
We will teach your children the basics of all around horsemanship, including
safety around horses, grooming/brushing techniques, handling the horses safely,
nutrition/feeding, health and first aid, and basic equine anatomy.
Sample Riding Lesson
To see what learning to
ride with Equine Kingdom is like, take a look at this sample riding lesson. It
walks you through the steps, tells you what will be done, and what all you will
learn, plus will keep you wanting to come back for more!
Riding Lesson Plans
For the beginning riding instructor, these plans can be useful in times of
crisis - can't figure out what you're going to teach? Print out one of these
plans and you're all set! There are programs for any and all levels of riders in
here, from beginner to advanced.
Student Riding Levels
A convenient chart to help you determine your level of riding ability, or for
riding instructors to determine where their students are or need to be in their
Becoming a Riding Instructor
It's not as easy as it sounds...there's a lot that goes into pursuing a dream like this! This
is a place where you can get the scoop on what exactly it takes, what you need, and what you have
to do to get started and actually make it in this line of work.
Riding Lesson Games
Ever feel like your lessons are getting boring? Want to spice things up a bit and break up the
monotony? Here are 15 games to help you out, ranging from easy games for beginners and children
to more difficult games for adults and advanced riders!
Riding Lessons for Adults
for adults obviously have to be a bit more in-depth and intuitive than for children. Here is some
insight on what it takes to teach an adult, versus teaching children.
Riding Lessons for Children
Teaching children to ride is one of the most enjoyable things in life! To watch them do their
best, laugh, and succeed is beyond explanation. Here is a look at how to teach children, what's
involved, and the concerns involved.
Riding Lesson Journals
I try to keep journals of my students' progress
as they advance their learning - here are the steps several of them have taken.
Tips for Choosing a Riding Instructor
Not every riding instructor is a good one. Some are only out for selfish gain, and some are very
difficult to please. Check out this article to see what you could be missing, or to make sure
you make a wise choice.
Books for the riding instructor - whether starting out or if you've already
been teaching for 50 years, these books can add variety and fun to your lessons. Use them to teach
your students every aspect of skill you possibly can - and maybe even find a better way to articulate
for Riding Instruction
Sample forms to use for your business - adapt them as necessary
for your business, to protect yourself from legal harm.
Riding Instruction Articles
Articles for riding instructors, on every subject you could possibly want to know!
Tips For Beginners
riders, horses can be intimidating. Articles and various tips here should help such riders become
more comfortable as they learn what they're getting into, and how to be around horses safely.
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If you do not hear from me either by phone or email,
consider your lesson still on! If you call and cancel, that's fine too ' but if it's raining and
you don't show up, and I'm out there teaching, you will owe me for the lesson. If it's raining,
snowy, or other adverse weather conditions are present, lessons will be taught indoors in the
barn, with things that students would not normally learn during the course of the lesson program.
Please remember that everything having to do with horses is important and the groundwork/barn
work is not necessarily less important than riding.