Career outlook for horse riding coach
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work with people of different ages, abilities and experience levels, and teach them how to ride horses.
You’d patiently encourage and motivate your pupils. You’d share your own good riding practice with your students.
- Teach people who want to ride for fun
- Help individual riders or teams to prepare for competitions like show jumping, eventing or dressage
- Help horses and riders to warm up and cool down during training
- Develop training programmes suited to individual riders
- Give practical demonstrations
- Observe riders in order to spot and help correct problems
- Give feedback and keep records of rider development
- Assess riders who are working towards qualifications
You’d make sure that health and safety rules are followed. You’d need first aid skills just in case there is an accident.
You might also teach assistant coaches and supervise work in the stable. In some jobs you could combine coaching with working as a groom.
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