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Working As A Riding Instructor

  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $62,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Riding Instructor Do At Easter Seals

* Demonstrates knowledge of a variety of individual and group barn activities and the ability to lead these activities according to student’s functional levels while they are horseback riding as directed by the Therapeutic Equestrian Facility Supervisor.
* Knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of therapeutic equine recreation.
* Knowledge of the types and uses of materials & equipment used in equine activities
* Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in general equine activities
* Demonstrates knowledge and skills regarding age specific physiological changes, developmental needs, adapted equipment and wheelchair safety.
* Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each student’s requirements related to age specific needs.
* Demonstrates knowledge of motivational and reinforcement techniques in the area of horseback riding.
* Opening, closing & severe weather procedures ofTherapeuticEquestrianCenter.
* Assists in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the Therapeutic Equestrian Facility Supervisor.
* Confers with the Therapeutic Equestrian Facility Supervisor. on a regular basis for the purpose of assisting in evaluating students’ progress towards riding objectives
* Follows the guidelines established for the care and maintenance of the horses, thereby providing an optimal environment for their participation in riding sessions.
* Assists the barn staff in addressing students needs for the purpose of allowing students to understand cultural issues and life skills needed to successfully integrate into the program environment
* Encourages staff & volunteers in assisting the students independence in all phases of his/her program
* Instructs staff & volunteers in a variety of activities of individual and group settings (e.g. barn activities, social skills, daily living skills, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing instructional objectives and individual educational program goals and ensuring students success in the program
* Monitors volunteers and students during assigned periods within the barn environments (e.g. barn activity areas, indoor, rest rooms, hallways, special events, transportation and other area parking lots, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment

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Riding Instructor Demographics

Gender

Female

76.5%

Unknown

11.8%

Male

11.8%
Ethnicity

White

68.2%

Hispanic or Latino

11.8%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

5.5%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.0%

French

12.5%

German

10.0%

Swedish

7.5%

Italian

7.5%

Russian

5.0%

Hebrew

2.5%

Japanese

2.5%

Dakota

2.5%

Korean

2.5%

Tibetan

2.5%
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Riding Instructor Education

Schools

William Woods University

9.3%

University of Kentucky

6.8%

Delaware Valley University

6.2%

University of Findlay

6.2%

University of Phoenix

6.2%

Ohio State University

5.6%

Michigan State University

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

Texas A&M University

4.9%

North Carolina State University

4.9%

Auburn University

4.3%

University of California - Davis

4.3%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.3%

Liberty University

4.3%

Colorado State University

4.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.7%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3.7%

Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center

3.7%

Lake Erie College

3.7%

University of Connecticut

3.7%
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Majors

Business

17.7%

Animal Science

11.6%

Psychology

10.6%

Biology

7.1%

Nursing

6.8%

Agricultural Production Operations

6.6%

Agricultural And Domestic Animal Services

6.5%

English

4.1%

Education

3.5%

Medical Assisting Services

3.3%

Communication

2.7%

Elementary Education

2.5%

Criminal Justice

2.4%

Social Work

2.2%

Agriculture

2.2%

Agricultural Business

2.2%

Accounting

2.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.1%

Marketing

1.9%

Fine Arts

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

53.4%

Other

21.0%

Masters

11.0%

Associate

9.5%

Certificate

3.1%

Diploma

0.9%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Riding Instructor

  1. Sale Horses
  2. Lesson Plans
  3. Girls
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  • Created interesting and educational lesson plans for summer camp classes, and taught lessons to children ages 5 through 12.
  • Lived with a group of girls aged 5-7, looking out for their daily well-being.
  • Stall Cleaner and Barn Management (2005-present)
  • Delivered riding lessons to students of all levels (beginners through advanced) and ages (children through adults).
  • Work summer camps, instructing children how to care for, and ride horses.

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