Updated and revised by Margaret Linington Payne MA (ED) BHSI
Written for the BHS by a chief examiner, this handbook provides clear guidelines on how the skills of riding should be taught and how riding-school lessons should be conducted.
This book is aimed at less experienced and trainee instructors, especially those involved with weekly riders.
It teaches you how to develop communication skills and effective body language and gives advice on teaching adult novices and children, whether in groups or one-on-one.
The book includes valuable multi-option lesson plans and teaches you how to choose school horses and keep them fit and happy in their work.
Other issues such as safety, insurance, how to cope with mishaps and dealing with rider problems such as nervousness, stiffness and poor balance are also discussed.