Lesson Plan – Gaits

Simple instructions to follow for teaching riding lesson students the basics of gaits and transition terminology. This lesson plan is part of Rider Medals Level 2: Beginner I. Accompanying worksheets are also available, as is a quiz to re-test the rider’s knowledge. This lesson also pairs well with our Beginner I – Journal.

This lesson plan covers:

  • identifying each gait
  • understand the speed of each gait
  • understand the number of beats in each gait
  • riding in different directions in an arena
  • basic transition terminology

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