Level 2

Coaching outcomes at Level 2

  • Review participants' needs
  • Produce plans for a series of sessions that support   
  • Participants' development in a safe coaching environment
  • Prepare participants for the series of coaching sessions
  • Establish and maintain working relationships
  • Deliver coaching sessions
  • Develop participants' performance
  • Conclude sessions
  • Evaluate participants' performance and the sessions
  • Monitor personal coaching practice

Topic areas to be covered from the generic riding syllabus at Level 2

  • Prepare to ride - lead and turn a horse/pony.
  • Check & adjust tack. Adjust stirrups. Adjust reins correctly
  • Correct position in the saddle. Basic suppleness as required in the riding position. Rhythm and balance maintained through turns and circles. Ride forward. Correct hand/ rein position
  • Warm-up for horse. Free walk. Trot. Canter. Changes of direction, turns, circles, transitions.
  • Independent seat - balance, security and straightness with and without stirrups in walk, trot and canter.
  • Co-ordinated aids when riding with the reins in one hand.
  • Co-ordinated aid application. Preparation when making transitions.
  • Correct canter strike-offs.
  • Correctly sized and shaped school figures.
  • Fluent unconstrained work of the horse. Understand and be able to apply diagonals in trot. Recognise leading leg in canter. Simple moving the horse/pony way from the leg exercises. Variations of pace within the trot. Develop free forward movement. Riding in the open and over undulating terrain.
  • Secure balanced jumping position that does not hinder the horse. Correct use of the reins riding over poles, jumps and a course of fences appropriate length of stirrup.
  • Safe tack & saddlery
  • First aid procedures, reporting. Appropriate dress, working with horses, riding, jumping.
  • Basic knowledge of equine behaviour/ psychology Natural lifestyle.

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