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You ride, they guide

Choose a lesson. Tack up. Press play.

meet your new everyday coach

How it works

Download the app

Available for iPhone and Android. 2-week free trial automatically included.

Choose your lesson

Filter by coach, level, discipline, or goal to quickly find the perfect ride for you and your horse.

Listen while you ride

A top coach in your ear to provide guidance, insights, and position reminders throughout your ride.

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Become a member

Start for free and cancel anytime.  

monthly

$29.99

Unlimited on-demand lessons

New lessons added every Tuesday

Weekly "Ask An Expert" live events

Members & coaches online community

Hundreds of podcast episodes

start for free

Save $60

Annual

$299

Unlimited on-demand lessons

New lessons added every Tuesday

Weekly"Ask An Expert" live events

Members & coaches online community

Hundreds of podcast episodes

start for free

We're here for you

Membership benefits

A top coach in your arena

Ride with great instruction on your time and within your budget—no hauling and no scheduling.

Insights, exercises & position cues

Instruction while you ride so you and your horse complete every ride a better version of yourselves.

For riders of all skill levels

Whether you're new to riding or competing at the top of your sport, Ride iQ has lessons for you.

Support for english disciplines

Ride iQ has lessons and coaches across dressage, eventing, jumpers, groundwork, and sports psychology. Don't fit neatly into one of those categories? You still fit in here.

Your new support squad

There's nothing quite like an amazing group of barn friends to be there for you and cheer for you. Ride iQ's online community of members and coaches are just that.

Education on & off your horse

In addition to hundreds of private podcast episodes, you'll also get direct access to an equestrian expert every single week.

Download lessons to listen anywhere

Your coach can come with you even if your cell service doesn't.

FAQs

I don't have service at my farm. Can I download the lessons?

Yes! Click on the lesson you want to download and then click “…” You’ll see a Download toggle. Turn the toggle on and that lesson will be saved within the Library section of your app under Downloads. You can listen to all downloaded lessons without service.

I logged into the app. Where should I start?

Start in the “Lessons” tab on the bottom of the screen. Here, you’ll see lesson categories including:

  • Flatwork
  • Jumping
  • Dressage Test Prep
  • Groundwork
  • ..etc.

As a means of getting familiar with the app, start in the Flatwork section. You’ll see banners for Flatwork - All Lessons, Flatwork Warmups, Flatwork Skills, and Flatwork Full Rides, and Flatwork Videos. Tap the Warmups banner to see all the lessons you can take right when you get on your horse. Similarly, if you tap the Skills banner, you’ll see the lessons that focus on a specific movement or skill (e.g. Collected Trot or Leg Yield at the Canter). Skill lessons should be taken after you and your horse are warmed up.

You’ll notice every lesson cover has a number to indicate the level: 1, 2, or 3. Lesson levels are indicated by number so as not to be confused with the levels associated with specific disciplines.  You can read more about lesson levels in another Q in the FAQ.

Tap on any lesson to view the lesson description, which includes what type of horse/rider the lesson is most suitable for, anything you may want to look at before riding (a diagram or short video clip), and a play-by-play of what to expect during the lesson.

You can also click “…” on this screen to add the lesson to a collection (aka a custom playlist), download the lesson (for listening without service), or save the lesson to your favorites. If you’re ready to ride, just click Play.

Along the top menu of the Lessons tab are Categories, Programs, and Collections. The Categories tab has your lessons organized by category (flatwork, jumping, dressage test prep, etc.). The Programs tab is for progressive programs. Progressive programs are a series of lessons with a specific coach meant to be taken in order to work toward a goal. The Collections tab has coach-curated lesson playlists around topics like "Behind the leg" and "Rider Focused."

That’s where you should start, but if you want a more comprehensive tour, keep reading! Now that you have the lay of the land for your on-demand audio lessons, let’s see what else the app has to offer. Click the “Podcasts” icon in the bottom bar. Here, you’ll see Ride iQ's private podcasts, and you can tap any of the podcast banners to see all the episodes.

We’re cruising! Tap “Library” next. This is where your custom collections, lesson downloads, favorites, and listening history can be found.

Last but not least: “Support.” You will find a link to contact the support team as well as links to more information about using the app, your coaches, and your membership here. You can also see the email address associated with your account on this page.

You’re all set! Enjoy!

What disciplines is Ride iQ for?

Ride iQ currently caters to English disciplines with coaches who ride at the top level of Eventing, Hunter/Jumpers, and Dressage. The app also features the expertise of veterinarians, sports psychology coaches, farriers, judges, grooms, rider strength and conditioning coaches, natural horsemanship and groundwork experts, and the list goes on.

How many on-demand audio lessons are on the app?

Right now, there are over 400 lessons to choose from on the app. New lessons are added every Tuesday at 10am ET. Lessons can be filtered by topic, coach, duration, and level.

What levels is Ride iQ suitable for?

Ride iQ is for riders of all levels, ages, and aspirations!

The lessons span from all-walk beginner lessons to lessons focused on perfecting upper level movements. Our members include young kids learning how to ride all the way to professionals who are using Ride iQ during their training rides. If you’re worried there won’t be lessons for you, worry-no-more! We have you covered.

What headphones should I use for Ride iQ?

Any wireless headphones you like will work great! If you’re looking to buy a pair, we recommend Aftershokz headphones. Aftershokz use bone conduction technology so you can hear your audio lesson without having buds directly in your ears. They’re comfortable under a helmet and can withstand the wear and tear of activity. There are a few models to choose from–they all work great, including the least expensive Open Move model ($80).

If you prefer a bluetooth speaker, we recommend the Noxgear 39g Wearable Bluetooth Speaker (named 39g because it only weighs 39 grams). Yes, wearable! You can clip this lightweight speaker to your shirt and carry-on without distraction–no-bounce guaranteed!

How can I join the Ride iQ Facebook group?

Just search Private Ride iQ Member Community on Facebook and request to join. Note, the Facebook community is for current Ride iQ members only. We’re excited to have you there!

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Our members say it best...

As an adult amateur who often rides alone between hauling to lessons, it’s really nice to have access to so many varied and amazing lessons with coaches that I would never get to ride with in person.

Micki McDaniel

Ride iQ has played a huge role in the success of training my OTTBs!

Keegan Oswald

With Ride iQ I have a bevy of lessons to motivate and challenge me to ride more, ride better and get out of my comfort zone. It’s truly an amazing service and I intend to be a member for years to come!

Ashley Schmitt

I love Ride iQ. It has been a tremendous value add to my program keeping me accountable to my horses and making sure they are getting what they need from our training sessions.

Jaclyn Burke

5 stars!!! It is hard to summarize all of the things I love about Ride iQ. Just the way it works is genius. To ride along with top riders as they ride and how it seamlessly translates...bravo!!!

Heather Updegraff McWilliams

This is honestly the first subscription I’ve seen or used that is so worth a monthly fee. Thank you! And pat your horse!

@L.Wood.Gardens

As someone who doesn’t have the time/budget to be at the barn learning daily, Ride iQ helps me stay knowledgeable while at my desk job, doing housework, and commuting! It’s amazing to have top athletes from all over the world available a tap away!

@Pelisaurus

Great exercises for riders and horses of all levels. It is really helpful for those days when you’re schooling by yourself and can’t come up with what to work on. Just put in some headphones and ride along with a top professional!

Kristina Huff

Highly recommend. It's a great value for so many lessons!

Heather Jones

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Ride iQ! My in-person trainer tells me what to work on and I pull a bunch of lessons from Ride iQ for my rides between lessons!

Ashley Winterroth

My favorite part is being part of this incredibly supportive community. Despite riding at very different levels, everyone is so happy to celebrate “wins" of every variety!

Kara Doberstein

I love Ride iQ! I have bought different books or apps related to horses, but I found myself paying and not really using them. Ride iQ is the polar opposite! Well worth the money!

Kim Miller