A Coach – “Something or someone that move people from one place to another.”
Coaching is an important part of Ben’s life, “Being able to deliver my knowledge and experience to enthusiastic riders, young and old is something that gives me great pleasure.” This is obvious when you see him coaching a session. Spanning 30 years of teaching, training and coaching over many equestrian disciplines allows Ben to deliver his wealth of knowledge.
He works very closely, on a one-to-one basis, with the riders to create confidence in their horse as well as their own ability. “Both horse and rider are individuals, they both need to be brought together to create the partnership required whether it’s for competition or pleasure.” Ben believes that time is essential when coaching, “Always allow enough time to do the exercise, it’s better to complete the exercise and finish early than to run out of time!”
Individual Coaching sessions covering all disciplines are generally held at Homelands Equestrian however Ben can travel to training venues for cross country or jumping.