Horseback Riding Instructor
By Maddie Randall
What's a Riding Instructor?
As a riding instructor, you teach riders (both young and old) how to take care of a horse and the right way to ride. You teach them how to stay on, how to compete if they wish to do so, and how to take the lead role when riding, as the rider and the horse are a team.
You help riders warm up and cool down, give demonstrations, correct problems by observing riders, maintain safety by following the rules, and develop individualized training programs for each rider.
Level of school required
Where you can work
Continuing professional development
This career is interesting because it takes a great amount of patience and kindness, as well as being honest about problems when its needed.
You have to love horses and be able to work well with others. If you can, then its like growing a garden.
You plant the seeds and watch it grow to become a beautiful flower. Well, you begin with a novice rider and slowly train them to be able to ride and compete to the best of their ability.
It just seems... Amazing.