The Confident Rider - 153 Ways to Become a Confident Rider

The step by step method to improve your confidence and relaxation in the saddle

From a recent survey of the Listening to the Horse community, a lot of riders struggle with fear and confidence issues.

Maybe you had a fall which damaged your confidence, and you are working to be a confident rider again.

As we grow older, we don't bounce as well as we used to. That wonderful confidence we had as a child and a teenager begins to disappear, and we start to worry about 'what could happen'.

Maybe there was an incident that caused you to lose a little confidence in your horse.

Or maybe it was actually due to a trainer or instructor, who pushed you too far and stamped all over your confidence.

Horses read body language so well, and they immediately know when we are worried or unconfident. They don't know WHY we are feeling like this, but they understand you are worried, and this makes your horse worried - which ends up going down a difficult path for you both.

But the good news is that LOTS of riders have losses of confidence at different points in their life.

In fact, it's very normal. You are not alone.

And there are ways you can get your confidence back, one day at a time.

Introducing the 153 ways to improve your confidence and relaxation while you work with your horse.

These are all PROVEN ways members of the Listening to the Hose community have regained their confidence, after going through periods of worry and nervousness.

There are so many great practical tips in here, plus a video course AND worksheets, that you will have LOTS of great ideas to implement.

And I wanted to make this course even better. So I asked come of my favourite horse trainers for their advice on how to boost your confidence, especially in the saddle. .

Also included in this course are five bonus lessons from some incredible horse people...


  • BONUS #1: The Maybe Today Technique - Karen Rohlf online lesson
  • BONUS #2: Developing confidence on the ground with new horses - Kim Walnes online lesson
  • BONUS #3: How understanding mouth anatomy leads to confidence and relaxation - Mark Rashid & Crissi McDonald online lesson
  • BONUS #4: Building confidence to prepare for trailer loading - Annemarie Keijser online lesson
  • BONUS #5: Using groundwork with obstacles to build confidence and have fun - Andrew Turnbull online lesson


Sign up today and you will also get this bonus: Behind the scenes of my visit to the Royal Stables in Cordoba, Spain, (digital report).

I look forward to joining you on your horsemanship journey.

Let's become confident riders and be there for our horses.

Best wishes,
Elaine Heney


Your Instructor

Elaine Heney
Elaine Heney

Elaine Heney is an award-winning producer and director from Ireland. She was Executive Producer on ‘Out of the Wild’ written by Mark Rashid, director of 'Listening to the Horse' and the award-winning documentary ‘Soft Feel and Light Horses’ by Steve Halfpenny. She founded Grey Pony Films, and lives in Ireland with her three horses.

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