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Specialist Course ‘Ride With More Confidence’ (SC1)

Specialist Course ‘Ride With More Confidence’ (SC1)


Skill Level Skill Level 2
Number of units/modules 3
Total Hours 25 / 45 - dependent on student input
Course Duration Totally flexible - no completion dates. Contact required periodically to maintain an active course.
No Attendance or Study Weeks required Conducted by home study + ability to access to horses locally

This Ride With More Confidence equine course is full of helpful tools to aid all standards of horse rider become riding confident or even more confident in their ability to achieve and win.  It is the culmination of knowledge and techniques developed by Martin Murphy over nearly a decade of working specifically with horse riders and riding instructors on issues of confidence and peak performance.

This specialist course SC1 was originally produced by Martin Murphy (NLP Master) as a presentation for a training day held by the BHS for their BHS Instructors. With this distance learning course however, Martin is supported by his very experienced partner rider/trainer Emma Corbett (NLP).

The aim of the original course was twofold.  1st to enable instructors to instill confidence into clients who were wavering for one reason or another, and secondly to provide them with coaching tools to provide clients with a way to achieve more success in competitions.

However, riders themselves have taken to this course like a duck to water and have used it for their own benefit and as a booster for more confidence with difficult horses. Emma Corbett’s support and input in this area has been brilliant and well received by students.

We welcome enrolments from:

  • Individual horse riders from riding school rider to competition riders
  • Professional equine coaches/trainers.

This is a course for

  • Achieving success
  • For career development for the enlightened instructor.
  • Includes continued practical self improvement & involvement with assignments, self assessment
  • An optional final assignment for Certification.

The knowledge and techniques included on the course have helped literally thousands of riders be more confident and / or get the mental edge in competition.

The course tutors Martin Murphy & Emma Corbett train both here and in Europe at international standard. Martinhas contributed regularly to Horse & Rider magazine and his work has featured in many other media worldwide. Along with this Martin has worked with the BHS on instructor training.

The benefits for instructors/coaches are:

  • The use of modern ‘mind training’ ideas to help clients overcome unspoken ridden confidence issues.
  • Gain new mind blowing tools and help competition clients achieve new heights.
  • Increase your client base by using new tools and winning skills.
  • Become the enlightened instructor with that special insight that your clients will talk about.

The benefits for riders can be enormous – so much more confidence in themselves and their horse.

Sometimes the instructor can see there is a confidence issue although the rider has yet to admit it. Often it is never discussed.  In fact it is ignored and the rider never moves forwards.

Martin and Emma are your personal coaches – and the course comes with a free skype session.

Ideal for horse riders who want to compete and win, or overcome those frustrating times when confidence eludes them. 

Tutor:    Martin Murphy & Emma Corbett

READ MORE – SC1 Entry Requirements and more


  1. Models for (plans or routes to) achieving peak performance, success and confidence
  2. Overcoming confidence challenges and hidden apprehension
  3. Overcoming mental blocks to achieving good results
  4. Boosting confidence – riding out, in the school, over fences, cross country.
  5. How to put handles on and understand and manage your feelings
  6. How to turn your inner critic into your own personal confidence coach
  7. Fast mental re-programming techniques for resolving painful past memories
  8. Strategies / a plan of action for changing anxiety ‘triggers’ into confidence boosting states

Empowering questions
The art of inner game coaching
Model confidence and find the right pattern to work with
Techniques for self hypnosis
Music to boost confidence
Manage your emotions & feel confident anytime
The secret to permanent powerful states
Reframe negative beliefs into a confidence boosting mindset
Goal setting and actions for confidence
Creating a POWER vision for your success – in life and competition
The confidence skills matrix.  A chart showing solutions to help you understand the route to your powers

Delivery & Completion – see main Courses page

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