Inspirider is run by Liz Horner who is an Equestrian NLP Master Practitioner, an NLP, hypnosis and Time Line Therapy® (Creating your Future®) Master Practitioner. She is also a registered BHS AI and has over 30 years of horse riding experience, having competed many times in all disciplines. Further, Liz is a qualified Equestrian Tai Chi Instructor, giving her a unique perspective that is little understood, at present, in the horse world. If you are requiring general horse riding tuition and live close to Selby or Goole in Yorkshire, please visit the sister site www.thehorseridingcoach.co.uk .
Liz Horner started riding when 5 years old and owning her first pony at the age of eight. She has successfully backed, trained and competed her own horses and has worked at several riding schools and yards. Before going to university, she experienced much of the fun involved in horses, including all types of riding club activities (showing, jumping, cross country, dressage) and represented her local club on numerous occasions. Since university she has brought on young horses and mainly, but not exclusively, competed them in affiliated dressage up to medium level and successfully competed at regional finals.
At Bristol University Liz studied Equine Science learning about the physiology, anatomy, psychology, biomechanics and husbandry of the horse. Following undergraduate training, she continued her education completing a postdoctoral degree (PhD) at Cambridge University, Department of Veterinary Medicine studying equine osteochrondrosis (OCD), which sadly is a common disease in foals. After completing her studies at Cambridge she followed an academic career at numerous universities, however, her heart has always been in horse riding and a passion for training young/ novice horses and riders. Therefore, in the following few years she completed her BHS qualifications alongside her job with the view of one day following that passion. Following the birth of her first son in 2009, she started up a small business as a freelance riding instructor.
One of the biggest problems seen by Liz during her teaching is the loss of confidence in about 50% of her clients: it became apparent it is a VERY common problem. Following a crisis of confidence in jumping just six weeks before taking her stage 3 exam, Liz undertook hypnosis and successfully passed the exam, highlighting how useful these processes can be. Therefore a couple of years later, when the opportunity to train as an Equestrian Practitioner came up, Liz took the opportunity and never looked back, completing all of the American Board NLP, Hypnosis and TLT® exams up to Master Practitioner Level.