riding with others. You can learn a little more about the skills needed to operate as a riding instructor in the guide below.
Horse Riding career – after all, youwill want to have as rounded an experience of horse riding as possible before instructing others about the joys of the hobby.
Assess opportunities at local ridingschools in your area. If you have little or no prior experience of the skills required to become a riding instructor, it’s perhaps best to apply for apprenticeopportunities at livery education & training centres in your area. This will allow you to observe qualified riding instructors in action, pick up best practice and will easeyou in gently to the challenges involved in instructing.
By showing plenty of commitment in your role as an apprentice, you may be able to find full timeopportunities with the riding school. If not, however, the experience will stand you in good stead for securing a more permanent position elsewhere.
Insurance will be allimportant if you harbour ambitions of becoming a full time instructor. As with any outdoor activity, the potential for accidents to occur will always be high, so it’simportant to be covered should an unfortunate situation develop under you watch.
Several leading companies offer riding instructor insurance, so it’s best to assessall the options before zoning in on a quote. As a rule of thumb, it’s always best to take out horse insurance when embarking on horse riding jobs.
Finally, theoption to become self-employed as an instructor over time will be tempting; so you may want to become a certified riding instructor to boost your tuition credentials.
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