Coaching, Training, Lessons, Clinics

 Lara now holds regular clinics in and around Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lecistershire. If you are interested in training with Lara or would be interested in holding a clinic at your yard or livery please get in touch with Lara – 07920452739 or email her


Lara may also be able to offer schooling or sales livery so get in touch for more info.


Lara is owner of Inspiring Minds Equestrian Coaching

In 2011 former 2* event rider, now dressage rider Lara Dyson turned to David Collins when her nerves at competitions were effecting her performance so badly she considered giving up.

After two sessions with David she felt a massive improvement in her confidence and abilities. Competing was now fun again; Lara has since gone on to win 5 regional and 2 national titles. Inspiring Minds was born!

We work with riders of all ages and abilities and across all equestrian disciplines, from those who are afraid to canter to riders who want the winning edge at International Competitions.

Drawing on Psychological theories such as Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as taking a more holistic approach to both horse and rider, Inspiring Minds uses fun and innovative techniques to facilitate lower stress levels, greater emotional resilience and subsequently more relaxed, focused and winning performances.

The fundamental essence of the directives set down by governing bodies in equestrian sports is a harmonious partnership.

Whatever your discipline, ambition or level, from a glorious hack on a crisp sunlit October morning to winning your first or successive championship, the relationship you have with your horse is paramount to success and more importantly having fun. If you can answer yes to any of these questions, Inspiring Minds can help!

  • Do you want to develop a more harmonious partnership with your horse?
  • Have you lost some confidence after a fall?
  • Do you knock down fences in competition you leave standing at home?
  • Do you forget or worry about remembering jumping courses or dressage tests?
  • Does your horse have good and bad days?
  • Do your equestrian Dreams seem unobtainable?

Horses are horses. They live, eat, sleep and breathe and are governed by their instincts. They live in the here and now. Beyond instinct we as riders condition their behaviour. That is the point at which our worlds collide with theirs, sometimes all too literally! Horses don’t relate to our expectations of success or failure, or even that we are having a bad day. Maybe our families and colleagues are winding us or we are feeling the pressure of a deadline at work or a looming championship. Our emotions, thoughts and feelings present themselves through tension in our bodies and this is what our horses feel.

The human brain is powerful beyond measure. Inspiring Minds works with riders to make them aware of their thought processes, emotions, and the way they interact with the people around them. Awareness allows you to challenge and banish your inner critic, centre your emotions. You will be surprised what effect this has on your horse!

Website: Inspiring Minds Equestrian Coaching 

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