Level 1

Coaching outcomes at Level 1

  • Prepare for activities in a safe working environment
  • Establish working relationships with the participants and others
  • Prepare and support participants
  • Deliver prepared activities
  • Conclude the activities
  • Review the activities to help others
  • Continuously develop personal practice

Topic areas to be covered from the generic riding syllabus at Level 1

  • Mounting/ dismount
  • Preparation for mounting - mounting from a mounting block/ the ground
  • Preparation for dismount
  • Dismount
  • Prepare to ride
  • Riding position
  • Correct position in the saddle
  • Appropriate stirrup position
  • Appropriate rein in hand position
  • Warm-up for horse
  • Walk
  • Trot
  • Changes of direction
  • Independent seat
  • Safe tack & saddlery
  • Appropriate clothing for riding
  • Basic knowledge of equine behavior/ psychology
  • Suitability of horses - Job, type

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