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Difficult Students, brought to you by horseridingcoach.com

September 2015 by Bert Hartog, www.horseridingcoach.com

In the course of time, you meet all sorts of people. Some are nice, others not so nice, and some are downright difficult. Difficult students can make your life miserable, if you don’t deal with them straight away. It is important that your students listen to you, as often their safety is at stake. Here is one of these stories...

A young boy started riding on our pony. This was a one-on-one lesson with one of our younger trainee instructors. Most children riding our pony, Sunrise, were young and, therefore, have a short attention span. The lessons varied between ‘serious’ riding and some fun.