Based around the Equestrian Australia Introductory Courses.
The information you will receive in these modules will give you the information to complete the Equestrian Australia Introductory (Horse Management, Riding & Coaching) theory component of the assessments.
These courses are a comprehensive foundation in equine care, riding skills, and coaching techniques.
This program is designed for individuals eager to deepen their understanding of horse management, including stable practices, nutrition, and basic veterinary care.
Participants also receive theory information in riding, focusing on fundamental skills for basic riding.
The course introduces coaching principles, equipping participants with the knowledge to guide and instruct riders effectively.
This introductory program serves as a valuable stepping stone for those looking to pursue advanced levels of equestrian education and coaching within the dynamic world of equestrian sports.
INTRODUCTORY HORSE RIDING
Unit 1 - Flatwork
Unit 2 - Riding in the open and over poles
Unit 3 - Lunging the Horse
Estimated Study Time: 10 hours video education. To participate in the assessment a further 20 hours is recommended. This time frame can be different from person to person.
“Q & A webinars will be available on the first Tuesday of each month.”
Optional practical sessions will be available on the first Sunday in March, June & September. Bookings essential.
Assessments: For participants wanting to take part in the Equestrian Australia final assessment a manual will need to be purchased from Equestrian Australia. Please follow the link HERE.
For those wanting to take part in the Equestrian Australia assessment we will be offering these assessments on our specified practical sessions. Bookings essential.
Alternatively, you can book an independent Equestrian Australia Coach Educator. Please follow the link HERE.
Age Stipulation: There is no age stipulation to take part in this study course. Participants need to be 12 years of age to take part in the EA Horse Riding Assessment.
Course Fundamental Riding Skills: Our Introductory course focus on teaching participants the fundamental skills required for riding horses. This includes proper posture, balance, and basic riding techniques.
Safety Awareness: Safety is a critical aspect of equestrian activities. This Introductory Riding course covers essential safety guidelines, including how to approach, handle, and ride horses safely.
Understanding Horse Behaviour: Participants may gain insights into the behavior of horses, learning how to interpret their body language and develop a better understanding of how to interact with them effectively.
Confidence Building: For beginners, riding a horse can be both thrilling and intimidating. Our Introductory course aims to build confidence by providing a structured and supportive learning environment.
Basic Horse Care: Participants may learn the basics of horse care, including grooming, tacking up, and understanding the needs of horses. This knowledge is valuable for anyone interested in becoming involved in equestrian activities.
Connection with Nature: Riding offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and the outdoors. Participants may enjoy the experience of being around horses and engaging in activities in an outdoor setting.
Physical Fitness: Riding requires physical strength, balance, and coordination. The Introductory course will contribute to improved fitness levels as participants engage in riding exercises and horse-related activities.
Social Interaction: Equestrian activities often involve a community of like-minded individuals. The introductory course will provide an opportunity for participants to connect with others who share a passion for horses and riding.
Introduction to Different Riding Disciplines: Participants will be introduced to various riding disciplines such as dressage & show jumping. This exposure can help individuals discover which aspect of equestrian sports they find most appealing.
Preparation for Further Training: The introductory course can serve as a foundation for those who wish to pursue more advanced equestrian training. It lays the groundwork for more in-depth and specialized riding lessons.
The Equestrian Australia Riding course exceeded my expectations. Leanne were not only highly qualified but also incredibly patient and encouraging. Her guidance helped me build a solid understanding in the riding techniques.
The course offered a well-structured progression for students of all levels. From understanding the basics to the more advanced information, each module built upon the last, ensuring a comprehensive and gradual improvement in the understanding of the riding information.
I appreciated the exposure to various riding disciplines within the Equestrian Australia course. Whether it was dressage, poles, or riding out in the open, the program provided a well-rounded education that allowed me to explore different aspects of riding.
The course not only emphasized technical skills but also placed a strong emphasis on building rider confidence. The carefully designed exercises and supportive environment helped me understand how to become a more confident rider.
The quality of training provided for the course was outstanding. This enabled me to have a more thorough understanding of what Dressage really means. Thank you Leanne so very much.
The lessons were not just informative but also highly interactive and engaging. The use of simulations, group exercises, and practical applications made the learning process enjoyable and effective.
Safety was a top priority throughout the course. Leanne were meticulous in ensuring that students understood proper safety protocols, from wearing appropriate gear to understanding the rules of the riding environment.
Beyond the core riding skills, the course also provided opportunities for professional development. Webinars on horse care, equipment maintenance, and even potential coaching opportunities were valuable addition to the program.
“5 stars – Highly recommend Leanne as an instructor. Very informative and amazing result so happy with Taz and I progress”