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!


Thank you both so much for the fantastic 2 day Confident Rider Course in February. I have already managed to make changes to my riding life. Frances - you helped me look at my horse in a new way, and I think I'm well on the way to speaking the language of Equus. Setting boundaries and being consistent in my approach on the ground is paying great dividends for my riding, and we have been making great progress. Vicky - your skills and experience have given me ways to manage my anxiety that really work consistently, and I'm continuing the visualisation and NLP techniques. We had a frightening experience at the weekend with a large loud motor-bike revving up in a garage next to the road, Toby was naturally freaking out but I dealt with it so much more calmly than previously. You make a terrific team, delivering the course intelligently and humorously, packing an enormous amount into 2 days. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to ride more intelligently to sign up, whether you have confidence problems or not.

L Hickin Retired GP