But then, whichever way you look at it, owning horses is really expensive! Why on earth should you invest in training and coaching? Well here’s the thing; we spend vast amounts of time, energy, money and emotions on our horses – why wouldn’t you want to make it the best possible experience for you both? By investing in high quality training with a qualified, experienced and BHS or UKCC registered coach, you are far more likely to have a great time with your horse and make progress, whatever level you are starting at.
But I don’t think coaching is limited to the actual time you spend in your lessons. It’s the amount of effort you put into your homework (and yes, my clients regularly get things to really focus on and practice in between lessons). Many of my clients do their own research and reading, to improve their own understanding, which I absolutely LOVE. However, I really want to create a resource bank of exercises and activities which riders can access, to help keep them on track with reaching their goals AND to provide inspiration for when you’re riding on your own.