Love Horses? If so, you’re in the right place
Hi, I’m Lorna Leeson and I am thrilled to welcome you to Strides for Success where I create audio horse riding lessons for riders who want to understand and really learn how to communicate effectively with their horses.
My riders love their horses and are looking ways to really get the most from their riding; for both themselves and their horse. I provide step by step instructions they can follow, from the saddle, that will help them to master co-ordination of their aids, build confidence and just bring a basic clarity and understanding to riding in general.
I show them how to communicate with their horse, from the saddle, in a safe and simple and effective manner, which in time, has them feeling confident, secure and happy on their own horse.
Let me tell you a little about me…
Originally from Ireland and having spent most of my early years on the back of a horse, show jumping and later eventing, I decided to try something different in my twenties… I moved to South Africa and opened a small riding school.
Being on my farm here in lovely sunny South Africa opened my eyes to a whole new group of riders who, perhaps due to location or circumstances, were without a trainer or instructor;
Fast forward to August 2013 when, out walking in the beautiful bush veldt on my farm, I thought up what was to become Strides for Success. A way to put all those years of training, learning (and studying the British Horse Society books and material!) to good use and serve riders all over the world who wanted to better themselves on their own terms.
My first ‘lesson’ on the Daily Strides Podcast was released in December 2013 and the rest, as they say, is history!
When I am not teaching in the arena or creating the lessons for Strides for Success you will most probably find me hiking in the bush veld somewhere accompanied by my 5 dogs or ‘sampling’ a glass or two of yummy wine with Dion while enjoying a wonderful African sunset. One of my personal goals for 2016 is to spend more time, once again, on the back of a horse!
Every week when I record the new lessons I try to make them as informative and fun as I can. I think my ability to explain things in a simple and easy to understand language comes from years of teaching in “Englkaans” (that is a mix of English and very poor Afrikaans!) here in South Africa.
It forced me to think outside the box to in order to explain different things (such as impulsion… Is there an Afrikaans word for that?!) and I carry this across to Daily Strides now.
And don’t worry, I don’t sound too ‘Irish’!
I strongly believe riding should be fun and do my very best to keep things entertaining and fun throughout each lesson… Just like if you were in the arena with me..
Are you ready to inject a little fun back into your time in the saddle? I would love to begin working with you to help you firstly create some goals for you and your horse, but then also (and equally as important) plot a course for you to reach them. The best way to begin working with me is to become a Daily Strides Premium member. That way we can really get to know each other better. You can find out more about that HERE >>
Alternatively, you can join the FREE 30 Day Rider Fitness challenge, there is a link just below here, where you can really begin focusing on being the best rider you can be, for your horse.
Happy riding, Lorna