Positive about riding and horses!
Welcome to Positive Riding, dedicated to helping riders understand more about horses and how to build great relationships with them, whether you ride with affiliated competitions and professional exams in mind, or simply for pleasure. Chances are that you are here because you know that a relationship with a horse offers you the opportunity to learn about yourself….
The website primarily draws on modern learning techniques, including coaching, NLP based sports psychology, action learning and reflective practice. These help to build your confidence in different ways, for riding is as much about mental and emotional awareness as it is about physical ability and techniques. We offer un-mounted coaching and Sports Psychology sessions on a range of topics to help you increase your self awareness and plan your goals in line with your values and the rest of your life. We promise that this will build your confidence and improve your performance no matter what level you are riding at.
The site is led by Liz Morrison MSc ICF-PCC, author of Simple Steps to Riding Success and co-author of Ride with Confidence, both best selling guides to the subject. As a qualified instructor (BHS-SM, BHSII), dressage judge and competitor, she has sound background knowledge about horses and riding. She developed her approach through advanced NLP and professional coach training over many years,
Continuous learning is a core value for Liz and over the last couple of years, she has been focusing on developing new skills by undertaking UKCC level 3 coaching training, studying action learning approaches through an MSc in facilitation and systems thinking at the University of Bath. As a result of this she has been developing experiential learning workshops for organisations which incorporate horses.
Liz has worked privately with riders and teams in almost every equestrian discipline, at every competitive level. This work is understandably highly personal and confidential, and her reputation has grown through personal recommendation.
She is now available to coach some private clients in the Hampshire / Wiltshire area. These sessions are based at Kingsettle Stud, which is just off the A303 between Andover and Salisbury. This is also the venue for open workshops for riders and coaches interested in learning more about this fascinating subject.
Feedback from clients
“…I found the subject absolutely fascinating and came home with my head buzzing with thoughts and ideas about where my beliefs had gone wrong and what I was going to do about it !!!…”
“..For me the greatest thing is how much it affected my approach to everyday matters as well as my riding. I seem to see things so much more clearly and so I can accept and deal with them. I’m not in such a fog anymore and am so much more relaxed about things that used to get me really stewed up!..”
“…I find it amazing how excited I get just talking about and planning what I really want to do! It makes it feel like you are starting to work toward your goal and putting your dreams into action , which is really encouraging……..I look forward to the future!..”