Training, Coaching and Sales
Tim Keeley Coaching Philosophy
My coaching philosophy is highly coloured by my interest in horse learning behaviour and horse training. At the centre of my coaching is the partnership between the horse and rider with the horse always at least as important as the rider. I aim to create a balance by ensuring that firm foundations are in place throughout the stages of training. I aim to provide sympathetic Western coaching from the horse’s point of view. I aim to assist a step by step process of technical development, ensuring that each lesson along the way is understood well, and that horse and rider develop together. I aim to assist in forming a partnership so that both horse and rider are working as a team. There is no place for brute force, ignorance and bullying yet this does not mean that the rider should not be a strong leader. I expect hard work and consistency, from both horse and rider. I take riding seriously and I expect my clients to do so also; putting in the time required to achieve their goals. You have to study your subject and understand what you are trying to achieve so that you have a clear way forward. I expect to be a source of technical equestrian information; e.g. on how the horse and rider move together, suitable tack, horse management advice, rules for competition etc. I expect to be to be a point of contact if things go wrong. I expect to provide ideas and a safe structure- an area where the client can experiment in the knowledge that I will speak up if they are going to put themselves in danger. Some of these ideas are summed up in my advice to clients on a recent all day clinic;
Themes for the day;
. Be Safe. Keep your distance, only attempt what you are comfortable with.
· Have fun. If it is not fun don’t do it.
· Be positive with yourself, your horse and other participants.
· Have a goal . Aim to achieve one or two improvements during the day. · Expect a lot but reward a try. Ask your horse then release when he tries. · Be effective but do not nag.
· If it hurts you are doing it wrong! A western rider and her horse should look and feel calm and relaxed!
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- SPECIAL NEEDS CATERED FOR.
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- CLINICS AND COURSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
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- SEMEN AVAILABLE FROM XTREME PARADISE & TEXAS INVITATION.
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Private lessons on your own Horse
Tim Keeley is a competitive Western Rider who has
competed for the UK internationally, both in Germany and
the USA, as well as winning many awards and trophies in
Tim is a UKCC Western riding coach and trainer.
He can give private or group
lessons to existing western
riders or to anyone who has
ever wondered what it is like
to ride Western Style, and
whether their horse will suit
a Western Saddle.
These private lessons are
of one hour duration, and
include the explanation of
and fitting of the saddle.
Participants will be taken
through the basics, how to
sit, how to use the reins,
and how to school your
horse to the Western aids. Be warned - if hacking and pleasure riding are
the favourite parts of your riding, then you may fall completely in love with
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Starting horses naturallyStarting horses naturally
First rideFirst ride
Started horses for saleStarted horses for sale
Youngsters with a solid foundationYoungsters with a solid foundation