Four Things to Consider when Selecting a Horse Riding Coach

Learning something new – horse riding included – is always better with a supportive and professional coach. With so many different equestrian trainers advertising their services, finding the right one can be tricky.

Here are four things to consider when looking for the perfect horse riding coach for you:

1. Coaching Style. Each person has a different learning style: some like learning on the go, while others prefer to have their coach right by their side all the time. Find a coach that works with you and your needs, without sacrificing quality. And prioritises safety and your overall well being, as well as your horse’s. This can be the difference between you coming back for more lessons and giving up.

2. Emotional Support. Horse riding can be challenging at the start. Just like anything worth pursuing, it takes some work to get the hang of things. This can get frustrating so a coach that’s both positive and encouraging is ideal. You’ll want a coach that will work with you on your difficulties, but push you to reach your maximum potential.

3. Expertise. With many horse riding New Zealand coaches popping around, it’s crucial to sift through all the noise and find the real deal. Since building a strong, long-term relationship is critical for you and your horse, it’s important that you learn the correct technique and industry practices at the start. The best way to ruin your experience is to start off with bad foundation. This is where years of experience and professional expertise comes in place – always go for a horse riding school with many years of proven experience in teaching and training.

4. Price. We always want the best bang for our buck. But quality comes at a price. Some centres offer packages that allows you to join short term clinics at an affordable price. In general, go for a coach or horse riding training centres that offer high quality services at an affordable price.

Few riding centres checks all these boxes – one of those is Dromgool Horsemanship. Born from the owners’ – Ken and Jane Dromgool – passion for horses and riding, Dromgool Horsemanship focuses on building a trusting and reliable relationship between a rider and his/her horse. They offer riding clinics and horse riding holidays for equestrian enthusiasts. With a professional team and years of proven experience in teaching and training riders, Dromgool Horsemanship is one of the best choice for learning horse riding in New Zealand.

Currently, Dromgool Horsemanship runs several clinics including the Journey to Freedom Clinic, Master through Connection Workshop, Starting Clinic, and One Day Powerhouse Clinic. They also have Spectator Events for those who are interested, but are not yet ready to get on a horse.

You can visit them at to learn more about their offers.

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