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Riding Lesson Coaches - How Do I Find a Riding Instructor or Coach?

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Question: Riding Lesson Coaches - How Do I Find a Riding Instructor or Coach?
There are many ways to find good riding instructors. The best way is by word-of-mouth. Do you have a horseback riding friend? They may already know just the right coach for you. If not, here are other resources.
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You can start looking for a riding instructor by:

  • Looking in your phone directory. The business directory or yellow pages may have listings under categories like 'riding stables' or 'horseback riding'.

  • Going to a horse show.

  • Check bulletin boards of feed and tack stores.

  • The same organizations that offer accreditation for coaches and instructors keep directories of the coaches they've qualified. I've listed many of them in What Makes a Good Coach?. Pony Clubs in the area will also have a good idea where you can find a good coach. You can also contact breed associations, and other local horse clubs.

  • Ask at the stable you drive by on the way to the farmer's market or work. Perhaps they don’t give lessons, but they’ll probably know someone that does.

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