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Teaching - beginners



Teaching beginners - Beginner riders - why are they so difficult to teach

mixed ability groupThe topics covered in this article

  • Who are the beginners
  • What makes teaching them challenging - concepts, framework, limited knowledge and understanding
  • How riding history influences their actions and behaviour
  • Overcoming learning blocks
  • Learning a new language
  • Developing trust
  • The importance of riding fitness and health

Teaching beginners - children
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children learn to ride horsesTopics covered in this article

  • Child safety
  • How to make it Fun
  • Your duty of care
  • Partnering with their pony
  • Conceptual content
  • Working them in pairs, inclusion, keeping friends together
  • Reinforcements
  • Games and toys

Teaching beginners - Ovals and how to teach them
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DSC 0046 001Topics in this article

  • The "22 problems" of your horse
  • Natural turns
  • All about line
  • Perspectives - yours, the horse's and the rider's
  • Ovals - marking them out
  • Diagrams of configurations and oval sizes
  • Stretched ovals

Teaching beginners - Safety protocols for teaching beginners
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safeTopics in this article

  • The starting points - safe environment and boundaries
  • Outdoor environment safety
  • Indoor environment safety
  • Anticipating the unexpected
  • The 'must check' list

Teaching beginners - Quasi corners
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quasi cornersThe topics in this article

  • Definition and description
  • The similarities between a quasi-corner and a classic corner
  • The differences between a quasi-corner and a classic corner
  • Consequences of beginner horse or rider attempting classic corners too early
  • Riding in a nutshell
  • Teaching notes
  • Tips and comments

Teching beginners - Best Practice - teaching beginners
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h3>magic wandThe topics in this article
  • Listen to the beginner rider's story
  • Learning theory in practice - refresh your skills
  • Common scenarios - nervousness, lack of confidence and negative histories
  • Golden rules never to break