Tina is passionate about developing peoples’ confidence and giving them a systematic approach that is transferable under all circumstances. She is a huge believer in getting the basics right to have a strong underlying foundation of correct training.
She is constantly developing herself both as a coach and a rider – so can pass this on to her clients. As well as being a Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship (BHS Instructor in old terms) and a UKCC Level 3 Coach, she became a Centre 10 Advanced Coach – completing a 6 month course on Applied Psychology in Equestrian Coaching. This has enabled a deeper understanding of motivation, confidence and goal setting. Developing her training to not only be on a physical skills level – but also to go deeper into the riders mental motivation and to help overcome any barriers that may be present. Unmounted sessions are particularly powerful in triggering positive changes.
A Bit More About Tina’s Approach as a Coach
What have been your major highlights as a coach? Achieving my BHSI was always a huge goal – but the APEC program has really re-ignited my love of coaching.
How can you help a rider achieve their goals? The biggest thing is to listen to what motivates them and what holds them back – then build the former and break down the later.
What do you like about coaching? Lightbulb moments! They make it all worthwhile.
What are your pet hates as a Coach? The words can’t or won’t
What 3 words sum you up as a Coach? Positive, empathetic, realistic.
What 3 words sum up your philosophy as a coach? KEEP – IT – SIMPLE!
If you had the power what one thing would you make compulsory in a lesson and one thing you would ban? Compulsary – long low stretching warm up and cool down. Ban – excuses & blame!
How has becoming a Centre 10 Advanced Coach in Applied Rider Psychology changed the way that you coach? Definitely – it has made me think much more about the big picture of the riders whole life / influences as often they are the things getting in the way of progression and enjoyment.
What one tip would you give to a rider looking for a coach? Find a coach that genuinely listens to you, questions your reasons / motivations and that you get on with as a person too.
If you are looking for a Coach for you or a group of friends just give Tina a call for an informal chat.