Barbara Ellin Fox
Romance, Adventure & Horses
My teaching background:
I grew up on Long Island in New York where I showed equitation and hunter/jumpers. A Certified Potomac Horse Center instructor/trainer, I’m the past director/owner Fox School of Horsemanship, and past Regional Supervisor, Instruction Coordinator, and examiner for United States Pony Clubs.
My teaching principles:
A strong basic foundation in riding insures successful and independent horsemen and women. The complete horseman knows how to thoroughly care for his/her horse and equipment, in addition to riding.
I encourage students to investigate, question, and understand the theory and principles behind what they do. I love to train instructors and help them fill their arsenal of teaching solutions and methods. Every instructor needs multiple ways to teach a single subject and must have multiple answers and solutions.
Once the foundation for good horsemanship is established, a person can follow any style of riding whether it be show jumping or reining, dressage or pleasure riding The happiest horsemen and women are those that are well grounded and can continue to ride for a lifetime. Riding is one of the few sports that has no age limits.
My blog at theridinginstructor.net is a resource for riding instructors in all disciplines of riding.