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TYPES OF FEEDBACK

Understanding different types of feedback can help enhance communication between coach & rider, and rider & horse:

Corrective: Tech, tactical that is sport specific, information with aim of improving performance.

Instruction: Present new information for the first time or reviewing information.

Positive: Any verbal or non-verbal feedback statement that contributes to the achievement of the goals of the practice in the eyes of the rider.

Negative: Any verbal or non-verbal feedback that distracts from the achievement of the goals of the practice.

Frequency: How often you give corrective feedback as a coach

Instantaneous: A form of corrective or instructional feedback that is given immediately, before the rider has time to think about their performance

Delayed: A form of corrective or instructional feedback provided after a delay of seconds, minutes or days so that the riders have time to think about their performance.

Fading: Occurs when a high frequency of feedback is given at the beginning of a practice session or sessions and then is gradually reduced as skill level develops.

Summative: Corrective feedback is only given after a number of attempts, a summary of tech, tactical or other cues.

Bandwidth: Incorporates a number of the characteristics above ( reduced, frequence, delayed, fading) into one comprehensive approach to providing feedback as skill level develops