ASSESS
RIDER ABILITY

TRACK
RIDER PROGRESS
DEVELOP
RIDER SKILLS

The RIDES process is used to teach mounted and unmounted skills and to set and measure rider goals and objectives, from the fundamentals to cantering.

RIDES

Rider Instruction, Development and Evaluation System

RIDES BENEFITS

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.

RIDES INTENTION

RIDES INCLUDES:

  • More effective grouping by skill level
  • Reduces horse/rider mismatching
  • Improves accuracy and consistency
  • Improves documentation of progress
  • Improves communication
  • Promotes individual goal setting
  • User Manual
  • Completed sample of a Rider Skill Level
  • Questions and Answers
  • RIDES terminology guide
  • The 5 Rider Skill Level charts for each rider

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.