Find the right instructor
By Emily Baker
24 May 2012 10:54
An instructor who understands you and your horse makes all the difference to your progress, but finding your perfect match can be a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack. Use these tips from classical trainer and NLP practitioner Emily Baker to find your ideal instructor.
- Don’t be afraid to seek recommendations – ask your friends why they like
- Decide if you want a specialist or someone with a broader knowledge base
- If you’re interested in competition, make sure you choose someone who’s up to date with the current rules for your discipline.
- Investigate their style of teaching – ask if you can come and watch a lesson first
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their knowledge/background
- Check your potential instructor is fully first aid trained and has insurance
- Have a trial lesson and don’t be afraid to admit if the relationship isn’t going to work
- Make sure you feel comfortable talking to them – you need to feel able to ask for extra help
- Discuss your goals You need to make sure your instructor is supportive and will actively help you achieve them
For more information on Emily and her work visit www.equinethos.com