YOUR FIRST LESSON


Here are some things to help you understand a little bit about your lesson:


The Arena:

The arena has Markers around the edge; these are to help you understand where the instructor wants you to

perform certain exercises.


There is rhyme to help you remember where the letters are in the arena:


All King Edwards Horses Can Manage Big Fences


Below is a diagram of the arena:









Some riding terms you may hear are:


Leading file – this is the rider at the front of the ride


Rear file – this is the rider at the rear of the ride


Whole ride – all the riders together


Go Large – ride round the outside of the school


Halt – stop


Change the rein – go across the school so you change from going round to the right to going round to the

left, or the other way around


Up the centre line – turn up the middle line of the school which runs from A – C


Run up your stirrups – slide the stirrup irons up the inside leather to the top so they are safe for leading the

Pony


On the right rein/on the left rein – the direction you go round the school. Right reign is clockwise. Left rein

is anti-clockwise