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Subsidised programme (Int. Diploma + ‘Ride With More Confidence’)

Subsidised programme (Int. Diploma +  ‘Ride With More Confidence’)


Skill Level Skill Level equivalent to Further Education Level 2-3
Number of units/modules 17
Total Hours 350 / 545 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

Intermediate Diploma + Specialist Course 1 – Ride with More Confidence.

3 full courses on a subsidised fee with fast track option for experienced people. Choose payment in full or instalment option via dropdown list – initial payment by card with balance on standing order.

The specialist course SC1 was originally developed by Martin Murphy (NLP Master) with partner Emma Corbett from a presentation for a training day held by the BHS for their BHS Instructors. Martin & performance rider/instructor/trainer Emma Corbett author and tutor the course.

The aim 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.

What is in it for me?

Enrol now – immediate start.  Automated receipt of course files.  No waiting.

The benefits of this combined programme are:

3 full courses at a subsidised fee with fast track option for experienced people. Free personal tutor for every student.

Total flexibility to fit in with your family and your life.  No fixed completion dates.

You have the confidence that the author’s of these courses have BHS & NLP professional qualifications and personal experience – they have been there and done it – they speak from experience.  The Ride With More Confidence course author is highly qualified and trains internationally.  You also have security in the knowledge that Lingfield Correspondence has been a professional BHS based Training Provider since 1996.

  • Considered the most comprehensive equine care & management distance learning programme available in the UK at this level.
  • Level 1  is an astonishing total length:  114,500 words
  • Level 2 is an extensive total length:  109,000 words

Check the fully detailed syllabus for each course below

  1. Level 1 Equine Care & Management
  2. Level 2 Equine Care & Management
  3. Specialist Course 1 covering how to Ride With More Confidence

Includes the following

  • Detailed equine care & management – ideal for updating your knowledge
  • Full and detailed information on all aspects of equine management in easy to read format avoiding text book speak
  • The knowledge and techniques included in the specialist course have helped literally thousands of riders to ride with more confidence and / or get the mental edge in competition.
  • Free Skype session with tutors Martin & Emma at any time during the course.
  • A fast track option through Level 1 for the more experienced people subject to payments.
  • The award is the  “Intermediate Diploma In Equine Management & Confident Riding”

Approximately 1600 pages of easy to read text within 16 modules/sections or study packs. Plus dozens of interesting tasks, projects and optional assignments for Certification & Diploma.  To complete assignments you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Option to achieve 4 awards / Certificates/Diploma on completion:

  • Level 1 Equine Care & Management
  • Level 2 Equine Care & Management Certificate
  • Specialist course Certificate ‘Ride With More Confidence’
  • Intermediate Diploma on completion of the 3 courses

The courses include a multitude of topics including:

  • Equine psychology & behaviour, general safety and management
  • Feeding & nutrition. Ailments and injuries, health and first aid.
  • Modern approaches to worming and beating resistance issues.
  • Tack and fitting of same, bits and bitting, different types of bedding
  • Pasture management, taking hay. Maintaining good pasture for horses.
  • Other topics enabling you to keep one step ahead of other livery owners at your yard.
  • Detailed information on equine feeding and nutrition.
  • The riding ‘tools’ element from Martin Murphy enables riders of all standards to ride with more confidence. Supported by Emma Corbett they make a brilliant support team for any rider.
  • Research skills required throughout.

The Specialist course for trainers and riders alike contains 2 modules – plenty of ongoing practical work – assignments and self assessment

The course draws on the culmination of knowledge and techniques developed over nearly a decade of working specifically with riders on issues of confidence and peak performance. Aimed at riders and coaches/trainers.

Exceptional value for money and used by all standards for personal improvement as well by those aiming to achieve professional qualifications and develop professional skill levels.

READ MORE – ID1  Instalments & Entry Requirements


Ride With More Confidence course:

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


Equine Care & Management

Level 1

  • Psychology and Behaviour. General care relating to stress.
  • Care and Requirements of the stabled horse.
  • Modern bedding materials & their uses.
  • Importance of Routine relating to a stable yard and stabled horses.
  • Safety in stable, yard and when handling, riding and caring for equines.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Points of the Horse* Breeds and Types* Colours and Markings*
  • Buying a new horse/pony for the 1st or 2nd time buyer.
  • Passports for horses. Approved Livery Yards.
  • Livery Yard guidance.
  • Sample contracts.
  • Reasons for shoeing & regular farrier visits.
  • Problems caused by irregular attention to feet.
  • Grooming – Reasons and principles. Thorough Grooming, Strapping and Quartering.
  • Signs of Health and Ill Health.
  • When to call the vet. Your horses relationship with the vet.
  • 1st Aid. Do you Know the Norm.
  • Minor injuries and ailments – modern products for injuries*
  • Feeding and Watering – Rules and explanations.
  • Types of Feed and their uses
  • Cereals and straights – what to use and when.
  • Feeding for Light Work, Manufacturer’s advertising leaflets*
  • Feed product *names and what they mean
  • Hay, Haylage, Horsehage etc – use and storage
  • Care of the horse at grass.
  • Fields and Paddocks suitable for horses and ponies.
  • Worming – modern approaches, lab tests. 3 Year Worming programme
  • Tack & tack fitting – nosebands/martingales etc.
  • Rugs and rugging – fitting of rugs in detail.
  • Bits & bitting. Types and reasons for use. Importance of fit.
  • Care of tack. Problems cause by ill fitting tack.
  • Saddles & saddle fitting * in depth saddle fitting assignment.
  • Practical: 30 minute Tack Session – see below.
  • Road Safety* courtesy.
  • Preparation for road riding.
  • Towing Trailers.
  • Returning from a ride – Care of the hot horse – modern approaches

* Denotes a little easy research is required.

50+ topics

* Denotes a little easy research is required

Enrolled students are provided with access to the online Lingfield student Research Folder

Tack Session is easy and is completed to achieve a certificate / diploma.  Minimum time taken is usually 30 minutes.

  • Students use a local instructor to oversee the session – it is not a test.
  • With the motivated student, your instructor could involve horse and rider.
  • At the most basic however, it can be completed as a tack cleaning workshop.


Level 2

  • Psychology top up to Level 1
  • Farriers, Registration
  • Shoeing
  • Reasons for calling the farrier
  • Structure of the lower leg and foot
  • Effects of hard ground and heavy going
  • Treating minor wounds
  • Common injuries and ailments
  • Bandages and boots for protection
  • Grassland Management
  • Renovation & maintenance of pasture
  • Making hay – benefits & areas
  • Worming further to Level 1
  • Watering and feeding  – prior knowledge required.
  • How to provide a ‘balanced’ diet
  • Guides to light, moderate, medium work etc
  • Feeding for light to medium work MJDE levels – prior knowledge required
  • Teeth in brief
  • Care of saddlery further to Level 1
  • Importance of daily routine
  • Importance of routine when running a small yard
  • Daily, weekly, periodical & annual treatment, tasks and maintenance jobs
  • Insurance for horse & rider
  • Rules and manners for Indoor and Outdoor schools
  • Polite parking of horse boxes and trailers

Research Projects

  • Worming programmes, modern thinking & maintaining low worm burdens on pasture.
  • Feed Scoops – various feeds by volume and weights, mjde levels
  • Vacuum Packed products – use and storage.
  • Fitting bits and bridles examining poorly fitting bits and tack.
  • Required security and safety procedures & precautions.
  • Up to date products for treatment of wounds.


50+ topics

* Denotes a little easy research is required

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