How to Become a Teen Horse Riding Instructor

What Does a Teenage Horse Riding Instructor do? 

As a horse riding instructor, you’ll spend the majority of your time helping students learn and master riding skills. You should also be promoting safety for the horse and the rider. A teenage horse riding instructor will probably teach the basics of riding to beginners, but you may also teach more advanced students where you will teach complicated technique and form. You will be caring for the horse’s overall health, teach about human anatomy, training students, and teaches how to use the equipment properly. You will mainly be teaching students, so it’s helpful if you know how a good amount of horsemanship since if you don’t know anything, then you will not be able to teach.

How Much Does a Teenage Horse Riding Instructor Get Paid?

As a horse riding instructor just getting started, you can expect to earn somewhere between $15-$20 per hour.  The biggest issue with this type of work though is that you need to know a lot about horse riding, since it is impossible to teach students when you have no experience yourself. This being said, you might even have to learn for a couple months, at the very least, how to practice horse riding. You will have to invest a lot of time into learning the skill yourself, and perhaps even mastering it, but if you are successful, you won’t have a hard time finding a job and it is a very lucrative job. If you start now and stick you it, you will have a very bright future and career.

How Can I Get Started as a Teenage Horse Riding Instructor?

  1. Make sure that you speak to your parent(s) before trying to become a teen horse riding instructor.  Doing so we’ll ensure your safety and they’ll likely be able to help you in your efforts.
  2. Before you begin, you’ll need to learn how to ride a horse, if you haven’t already. If you have experience, skip this step.  You can learn basic techniques online, but that is not recommended. To learn successfully, you should go to an actual horse riding school and learn first-hand. It’s better to have actual experience riding a horse than relying on the computer. Also, join the Pony Club, where there is a lot of information about teaching and horse riding in general.
  3. Now that you’ve learned how to ride a horse, it’s time to find a local school. If you are already in a school, tell your current instructor your ambitions. Perhaps they will have a position for you, but they can still give you a lot of help. If not, don’t worry. Search the local horse riding schools around me and compile a big list of them. This can be done with a simple search on the internet. Be sure to check if their horse riding school fits your needs, such as if they are close to your home, if they are a fun group, and of course if you are interested in joining them.
  4. Once you’ve compiled a list, you can apply to them. You can find their contact information in the Contact Us section of their website. Then, send them a simple and friendly email where you will tell them your intentions and ask if they have any positions. If you have any accomplishments as a horse rider, this is definitely the time to tell them. If not, you can tell them how much you like working with children, or how much you’ve learned as a horse rider.
  5. Congrats, you’re officially a teenage horse riding instructor. You’ll work with a lot of children and it might seem tiring at times, but you should persevere through it. If you stick to it, you’ll make significant income in the future. Teaching horse riding is a very specialized skill and those who are good at it will have a great career.

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REQUIRED RESOURCES

  • Pcuk.org:  This is an online website called the Pony Club.  This is a great place for people to learn more about riding horses or being an instructor. 
  • Indeed.com: A great place to find horse riding jobs of various kinds.