The official handbook for those studying the BHS teaching qualifications has now been fully updated and revised. Written for the BHS by a chief examiner, this handbook provides clear guidelines on how the skills of riding should be taught and how riding schoollessons should be conducted. It is aimed at less experienced and trainee riding instructors, especially those involved with weekly riders and covers:
• How to develop communication skills and effective body language
• Advice on teaching adult novices and children, whether in groups or one-to-one
• Valuable multi-option lesson plans
• Choosing school horses and keeping them happy in their work
• Safety and insurance, and how to cope with mishaps and accidents
• Dealing with rider problems, such as nervousness, stiffness, poor co-ordination, etc.