The Four Riding Styles

The Riding Styles Assessments are based on the DISC Profile Model.The DISC contains four profile preferences. Your profile is most likely a combination of two of the following four styles:

 

The Dominant Preference
“What’s our next challenge?”

If you fall into the Dominant area, then you perceive yourself as more powerful than your equestrian situation, but you also see this environment as unfavorable, and your ability to act upon it as a rewarding and challenging.


The Influential Preference
“Let’s create harmony together.”

If you fall into the Influential area, then you perceive yourself as more powerful than your equestrian situation, but also, you perceive the situation to be favorable, and your ability to bond with horses an important priority.


The Steady Preference
“It’s important to create calmness and consistency.”

If you fall into the Steady area, then you see yourself as less powerful than your equestrian situation, but you also see the environment as favorable and you focus on details and consistency.


The Conscientious Preference
“Let’s improve this and get it right!”

If you fall into the Conscientious area, then you perceive yourself as less powerful than your equestrian situation, but you also see the environment as unfavorable. Your priorities are channeling your energy into carefully improving problems and challenges.

There is no right or correct style to have. Rather, we all have strengths and challenges that make us the unique individuals that we are.