Confidence Coaching

Are you a nervous rider, maybe afraid to ride alone or have you had a fad fall?  After negative riding experiences, your mind can create limiting beliefs about yourself as a rider. These beliefs have emotions such as fear or anxiety attached to them that can influence your behaviour, causing you to tense up when riding.

This tension is communicated directly to your horse through your body language, causing your horse to be on his toes as he imagines danger lurking around the corner, because of your tension. He may spook at the slightest thing, confirming your limiting beliefs about riding and so creating a downward spiral of emotions.

The good news is that our equestrian coaching provides a powerful solution to help you eliminate the limiting beliefs, freeing you from any fear and anxiety and helping you to enjoy riding again.  Whether you want to start competing, or jumping, or you simply want to hack out alone - these techniques work.

We use proven techniques including:

-  NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
-  Time Line Therapy
-  Memory Re-Solution
-  Coaching
-  Hypnotherapy
-  Psychotherapy

These techniques rebuild your confidence and belief in yourself, creating motivation to all of the things you dreamed of as a child: galloping along beaches, cantering across open fields, exploring the countryside on horseback, jumping a x-country course, competing in a dressage test.

These were all of the things that Vicky, founder of Inspirational Riding Solutions, dreamed of doing since her teens.

After working with these amazing techniques, she fulfilled all of her lifelong dreams. She may not have the best jumping position (as you can see), but she definitely has lots of fun. She now helps other nervous riders enjoy their horses and live their dreams.

As seen in British Dressage and Your Horse magazines!


I came to Vicky at IRS for some sessions I think at the end of 2010 as I wanted some help with my nerves and emotions regarding competing, to try to help me to perform better. In 2011 my bay mare Nachtigall and I finished the BE eventing season as top BE100 horse and rider in the whole country – in our first season! We also qualified for the British Eventing BE100 Grassroots Championships at Badminton 2012 – which has now been postponed to 2013. William Fox-Pitt presented 2 British Eventing trophies to me at the Event Riders Association ball in January of this year (2012), for 2011 top foundation point horse and top foundation point rider. In 2012 we moved up to Novice, and I started competing a new horse Iron Maiden. We are just finishing the 2012 season, and have had numerous fantastic results, and now Nachtigall is almost out of Novice she has so many points. She has two qualifications for the Novice regional finals for next year. Next weekend I am taking both mares to our first CIC* international FEI competition. To my great surprise I think it is very likely that the 3 of us will start competing at Intermediate level next season – something that I never thought that I would do in my 40s! I am absolutely sure that the sessions I had with Vicky at IRS have been extremely influential in our success. I no longer suffer from the self-doubt or the nerves that were so crippling. And furthermore, when I do have success I enjoy it to the full, feel proud of both myself and my horses, and do not feel embarrassed or unworthy. I enjoy every second of competing my horses, and if I do ever have any worries I still think back to our sessions to help me overcome them. I have recommended IRS and their services many times, and will continue to do so.

S Eggleton Equine Travel Agency