The RIDES® process is used by instructors to teach mounted and unmounted skills and to set and measure rider goals and objectives, from the fundamentals to cantering. RIDES is purchased as digital download for $75 per copy.
Why RIDES? Saddle Up! Instructors observed a need within the riding industry for a simple and easy to follow system that could offer clearly written riders skills that were both systematic and progressive. Such a system could provide continuity across riding disciplines, help with assessing a person’s current level of riding, and track a rider’s progress.
The RIDES process was developed for riding instructors as a teaching tool. Instructors using this system must possess the wealth of knowledge required for riding instruction. Whether you are a traditional or therapeutic riding instructor, RIDES will assist you in teaching mounted and unmounted skills from the basics to cantering.
It is Saddle Up!’s desire to provide this system to riding instructors everywhere so anyone can benefit from our years of creation and development. Based on the knowledge of our large pool of diversified instructors, we have created within the system what we call “structured flexibility.” This allows anyone to adapt the components within the five rider skill levels to fit your organization or instructional method.
The RIDES skill charts contain written mounted and unmounted components. These components are opportunities for teaching a specific skill in your instruction. They can also be used to help you write rider goals and objectives. The components are progressive and clearly help define the rider’s development. Each rider-specific chart has an area imbedded for capturing written data for individual rider’s progression and/or advancement. The comment section can be used for data collection (e.g., reduced prompts from physical prompt to verbal prompt) or for rider-specific information (e.g., mounts from horse’s right).
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