Confidence Coaching

Are you a nervous rider, maybe afraid to ride alone or have you had a fad fall?  After negative riding experiences, your mind can create limiting beliefs about yourself as a rider. These beliefs have emotions such as fear or anxiety attached to them that can influence your behaviour, causing you to tense up when riding.

This tension is communicated directly to your horse through your body language, causing your horse to be on his toes as he imagines danger lurking around the corner, because of your tension. He may spook at the slightest thing, confirming your limiting beliefs about riding and so creating a downward spiral of emotions.

The good news is that our equestrian coaching provides a powerful solution to help you eliminate the limiting beliefs, freeing you from any fear and anxiety and helping you to enjoy riding again.  Whether you want to start competing, or jumping, or you simply want to hack out alone - these techniques work.

We use proven techniques including:

-  NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
-  Time Line Therapy
-  Memory Re-Solution
-  Coaching
-  Hypnotherapy
-  Psychotherapy

These techniques rebuild your confidence and belief in yourself, creating motivation to all of the things you dreamed of as a child: galloping along beaches, cantering across open fields, exploring the countryside on horseback, jumping a x-country course, competing in a dressage test.

These were all of the things that Vicky, founder of Inspirational Riding Solutions, dreamed of doing since her teens.

After working with these amazing techniques, she fulfilled all of her lifelong dreams. She may not have the best jumping position (as you can see), but she definitely has lots of fun. She now helps other nervous riders enjoy their horses and live their dreams.

As seen in British Dressage and Your Horse magazines!


I attended a Confident Rider Workshop in September 2012 and this is the result: Henry and I did our first prelim a few weeks back and despite the deluging rain and forgetting my test (the gound did not open up and swallow me up!!)) we still managed to come away with a third! So I am trying to keep up the tests every couple of weeks and of course all that positive thinking. Also, today we are starting jumping again for the first time in quite a few months and instead of dreading it I am really excited about it!! Thank you IRS for all your suport throughout the course. Vicky and Frances make a great team and I cannot believe how they both have revolutionised my riding. Keep up the good work and good luck with Your Horse Live!!

R Coulson Competitive Rider