One of my teachers from school is bringing his kids over to have a lesson. Meeps. I highly value what he thinks of me, I've had him as a teacher for 3, going on 4 years. I have my old Arabian to teach the kids on, I'm getting a small Western saddle for them, and they will have their own helmets.
So here's the question. What the heck do I do with them?
I usually start off with just letting them pet, play, brush the horse, teach them how to act around the horse etc. You know, general stuff that they need to know to be safe.
Where I get stuck is when it comes to riding. How do you start kids off? What games do you play? They will more than likely only be walking so what are things I can do to get them to laugh and have fun? There will be two of them, so anything that involves both of their participation is a bonus. I have taught lessons before, (I'm not totally in the dark) but I feel like I need more of a plan with these kids. I'm nervous. Haha, that never happens! Any advice, ideas, anything is helpful!