Introducing Positive Riding
dedicated to helping riders understand more about horses and how to build great relationships with them
We believe that a relationship with a horse offers you the opportunity to learn about yourself too. For riding is as much about mental and emotional awareness as it is about physical ability and techniques.
Positive riding will help, whether you ride with competitions and professional exams in mind, or simply for pleasure.
We have three related areas of work:
Liz is the Founder and Operations Director of this innovative, not-for-profit organisation. It has been funded through rural and equestrian charities and a Sport England Award for Innovation. We are seeking partner organisations to work with us to help it reach more horse lovers!
The idea was simply a hydraulic mounting platform attached to a horsebox to create a ‘mobile RDA’ which can go to the places where participants want to ride as they can mount and dismount with ease. It has a kitchen, loo, external awning and a pop out side that creates a welcoming wheelchair accessible space. It can also be used to take combinations out to competitions and lessons or hacking around beautiful places – it will create a treasured riding experience.
The horsebox design means it can also be used to visit care homes and hospices for residents to re-connect with horses in a safe and private space. Anyone who understands the special relationship will know just how important this could be to a horse-lover….
The site is led by Liz Morrison an experienced rider, coach, judge and best selling author. As a qualified BHS instructor (BHS-SM, BHSII, UKCC Level 3), and affiliated competitor, she has sound knowledge about horses and riding. She has developed her coaching approach through advanced NLP, professional coach training(ICF-PCC) and an MSc in action learning.
She wrote the best selling book on NLP for riders, Simple Steps to Riding Success and co-author of Ride with Confidence. By incorporating it into her work with riders and groups she is able to build both practical and mental skills to build confidence and performance
She offers BHS CPD approved workshops on a number of topics and is a Ride Safe Trainer and assessor up to BHS Level 4. Liz will build your confidence and improve your performance, no matter what level you are coaching and riding at.
Liz Morrison co-authored this best selling handbook with Sue Devereux MRCVS, using her professional communications experience to establish its concise style and easy layout.
There have been many changes in veterinary care since the first edition, and Sue has written 2 further editions. However the web and social media have become ‘go to’ sources for horse owners. So an online version of the content is being written by a panel of vets, as an authoritative and free to use UK-led equine veterinary website.
In order to keep it both free to use and without any advertising it is being managed through an educational charity which is applying for grants and crowd funding. Here is some background to our plans…. Watch this space!
Horses have a special ability to teach you more about yourself.
Somehow they can tune in and help you sort out your thoughts...
Positive Riding is part of Sporting Tactics Ltd
Surrey GU5 7EW
Group Member of Riding for the Disabled Association
c/o South Cottage
Oxfordshire SN7 7QW