Great Riders Don’t Always Make Great Instructors

My friend and fellow horseman, Jim Palladino, reminded me that in the sports world, including equestrian sports, " Great players don’t always make great coaches."  Jim’s got it right about the public’s assumption that just because you’re a top athlete, you are also a top instructor.

Not to talk anything away from great players who are great coaches, some of the best coaches are adequate athletes and exceptional teachers and trainers.

You probably know one, too.