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Course Structure-Certificate Guide

Horse Riding Instructor

NOW AVAILABLE: Insurance for HRC-Level I & II Instructor and HRC-Level I Trail ride allowing you to teach ANYONE! No membership at reasonable cost.

How does the Instructor Training System work?

The training system for Riding Instructors is divided in Building Blocks. Each Building block consists of units.
HRC-Level I Instructor consists of Blocks 1-4
HRC-Level II Instructor consists of Blocks 1-5
HRC-Level I Trail ride consists of Blocks 1, 2, Block 3 (consisting of Units 007, 008 and 010) and Block 6 (consisting of Unit 012 and 017)
HRC-Level I Teach riders with a disability consists of Blocks 1, 2, 3 and adjusted Block 4 (consisting of Units 010, 011 and 018)
 
Horseridingcoach.com Level I Instructor consists of the following competencies:

  • Apply first Aid (outsourced)
  • Carry out regular horse observation
  • Provide daily care for horses
  • Stabled and yarded horses
  • Grooming
  • Saddlery
  • Other equpment
  • Foot care
  • Travelling
  • Apply principles of basic anatomy
  • Horse's health and the treatment of injuries
  • Coaching Principles & Group  control
  • Teach riders unmounted
  • Teach riders with a slight disability
  • Safety and risk management including legal obligations
  • Event organisation
  • Competition preparation
  • Demonstrate personal riding skills on the flat and over jumps
  • Feeding
  • Train and Condition horses
  • Business skills
  • Teach basic riding skills

Horseridingcoach.com Level II Instructor consists of the following competencies: 

  • Apply first Aid (outsourced)
  • Carry out regular horse observation
  • Provide daily care for horses
  • Stabled and yarded horses
  • Grooming
  • Saddlery
  • Other equpment
  • Foot care
  • Travelling
  • Apply principles of basic anatomy
  • Horse's health and the treatment of injuries
  • Coaching principles & Group  control
  • Teach riders unmounted
  • Teach riders with a slight disability
  • Safety and risk management including legal obligations
  • Event organisation
  • Competition preparation
  • Demonstrate personal riding skills on the flat and over jumps
  • Feeding
  • Train and Condition horses
  • Business skills
  • Teach basic riding skills
  • Teach the intermediate skills of riding on the flat
  • Teach the intermediate skills of riding over jumps

Horseridingcoach.com Level I Trail ride consists of the following competencies: 

  • Apply first Aid (outsourced)
  • Carry out regular horse observation
  • Provide daily care for horses
  • Stabled and yarded horses
  • Grooming
  • Saddlery
  • Other equpment
  • Foot care
  • Travelling
  • Apply principles of basic anatomy
  • Horse's health and the treatment of injuries
  • Coaching principles & Group  control
  • Teach riders unmounted
  • Teach riders with a slight disability
  • Safety and risk management including legal obligations
  • Feeding
  • Train and Condition horses
  • Business skills
  • Teach basic riding skills
  • Demonstrate personal riding skills in tracked areas 
  • Trail ride management
  • Trail ride teaching
  • Trail ride control

Horseridingcoach.com Level I Teach Riders with a Disability 

  • Apply first Aid (outsourced)
  • Carry out regular horse observation
  • Provide daily care for horses
  • Stabled and yarded horses
  • Grooming
  • Saddlery
  • Other equpment
  • Foot care
  • Travelling
  • Apply principles of basic anatomy
  • Horse's health and the treatment of injuries
  • Coaching principles & Group  control
  • Teach riders unmounted
  • Teach riders with a slight disability
  • Safety and risk management including legal obligations
  • Feeding
  • Train and Condition horses
  • Business skills
  • Teach riders with a disability
  • Recruit and manage volunteers 

Building Blocks can also be used for:

  • EFA Introductory (Building Blocks 1-4) & EFA Level I (Building Blocks 1-5)

We cannot provide you with these qualifications. Only the relevant organisations can do that. You will need to become a member and follow their study guides. 

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