Level 3

Coaching outcomes at Level 3

  • Fully autonomous coach; role model at County/Regional level.
  • Can plan, deliver, analyse and review annual programmes of rider development
  • Goal Setting
  • Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions
  • Plan a series of coaching sessions
  • Prepare the coaching environment
  • Deliver a series of sessions
  • Monitor and evaluate coaching sessions and personal practice

Topic areas to be covered from the generic riding syllabus at Level 3

  • Riding position - correct position in the saddle. suppleness as required in the riding position. Show poise, balance and the ability to absorb and follow the horse's movement in all three gaits. Rhythm, balance and forward maintained throughout. Correct position/ use, single, double reins
  • Warm-up for horse - Free walk. Trot. Canter. Changes of direction, Turns, circles, transitions. Simple lateral exercises.
  • Independent seat
  • Ride horses forward to a receiving hand.
  • Maintain the horse in good form throughout independently of the reins and stirrups. Balance, security and straightness with and without stirrups in walk, trot and canter.
  • Co-ordinated aids when riding with the reins in one hand.
  • Natural aids Fluent co-ordinated aid application. Preparation when making transitions and changes of direction. Lateral work up to and including leg-yielding and walk demi pirouettes.
  • When and when not to use the whip.
  • Plan preparation & execution of transitions and school figures, as well as exercises to increase the horse's obedience and suppleness, variations of pace within the trot. Riding in the open and over undulating terrain.
  • Balanced, secure position suitable for riding over undulating ground. Appreciation of terrain and ground conditions.
  • Secure, supple, balanced jumping position with a secure lower leg. Influencing not hindering the horse. Correct use of the reins. Riding over poles, jumps and a course of jumps Appropriate length of stirrup. Effective use of leg. Correct application of rein aids. Fluency through the phases of the jump allowing the horse freedom over poles, fences, grids and courses. Balance and rhythm when riding a course of show jumps and or cross country fences. Correct forward jumping position.  Secure position when jumping. Effective control of pace. Fluently ridden course. Correct canter leads.

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