Enhances data collection.
Document where your rider first begins their riding experience with you.
Clearly written skill sets help you discover your rider’s current abilities and knowledge in riding and horsemanship.
Defined Riding Levels enhance rider placement into riding groups that best match their current skill level.
Easy to use components help measure rider advancement across 5 rider levels.
The components are flexible within each level allowing for instruction that best meets your rider’s needs.
Goals and objectives are easier to write and measure using the RIDES approach.
With the RIDES process it is easier to see your rider progress and use that information as part of your data collection process.
RIDES provides built in measures for skill introduction and achievement of proficiency.
RIDES is a portable paper-based record for you and your rider.
Systematic process to define a rider's skills.
Easy to group riders by skill level.
Defined approach for instruction.
Flexible skill sets for goal-setting.
Level 1 – Attempt to hold reins at the walk
Level 2 – Demonstrate holding reins at the walk
Level 3 – Demonstrate transfer of reins to one hand at halt and walk
Level 4 – Demonstrate shortening and lengthening of reins at walk and trot
Level 5 – Demonstrate effective rein length at walk and trot