Coaching/teaching tools... All of the time I'm learning new tools for guiding kids to be the kind of rider/horse person they want to be. For the vast majority of our beginner lessons, one of of my greatest tools are the more advanced young people who own horses at Avalon Horse Farm. They are a great gift as they co-coach with me.
Tonight we learned a new tool for helping kids who are facing some fears in their riding. We often have junior instructors walk alongside newbies. But as they get more skilled, we stop the walk alongs. For the first time in arena work, we did buddy riders with each student. Maggie and Paige rocked partnering with Julia and Kaylee, who are both a little fearful, as they rode through their goals.
It was an awesome moment of watching students be a little braver and junior instructors being very present to their kid. It was less about needing a crutch and more about needing a guide. Loved every moment of it and will be utilizing this tool again! 😍😍😍 #ridinginstructor #horsecoach #coachingcoaches #coachtools #guide #horselessons