Principles of Teaching Riding: The Official Manual of the Association of British Riding Schools

Author(s): Karen Bush


A comprehensive, straightforward approach to the primary elements upon which all first-class riding instruction depends. The authors introduce the fundamentals of teaching riding, including the horse, the instructor, the rider and the riding school, giving advice on the suitability and safety regulations for each. Details are given of the facilities and equipment required to be able to teach, and there is advice on the correct use and fitting of saddlery, clothing, whips and lungeing equipment. The teaching of children, nervous riders and disabled and handicapped riders is covered. Teaching skills explored include lesson structure, teaching aids, teaching style and tips for communication. While the emphasis is on safety throughout the book, the authors conclude by looking at the correct procedure for dealing with accidents.


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Julian Marczak, proprietor of the renowned Suzanne's Riding School, Harrow, is currently Examinations Chairman of the ABRS, as well as an Executive Member and a Chief Examiner of the Association. Julian lives in Middlesex. Karen Bush holds the BHS Intermediate Teaching qualification, and for many years worked in commercial ABRS and BHS-approved riding establishments, teaching clients of all ages and levels. Karen lives in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

Part One: Fundamentals The Horse The Teacher Grading of Teachers The Rider Grading of Riders The Riding School Part Two: Facilities & Equipment The Riding Arena Rules of the School Riding Outdoors Arena Equipment Jumping Equipment Part Three: Horse & Rider Equipment Saddlery Clothing Whips Lungeing Part Four: Teaching Considerations Children Adults Nervous Riders Disabled & Handicapped Riders Safety Part Five: Teaching Skills Lesson Structure Teaching Aids Maintaining Motivation Teaching Style Communication Part Six: Types of Lesson Private and Group Lessons Lead-Rein Lessons Lunge Work Physical Exercises Jumping Lessons Hacks Riding to Music Lectures Part Seven: Other Considerations Public Relations Freelance Work Accident Procedure Appendices, Further Reading, Index

General Fields

  • : 9780715319024
  • : David & Charles
  • : David & Charles
  • : 0.467
  • : September 2005
  • : 263mm X 193mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karen Bush
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 798.23071
  • : 128
  • : 140 colour illustrations