Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: East Central Minnesota
Watch and Listen. You will learn almost as much about what to and what not to do with horses while you are working on the ground as you will with your lessons. Because it is all new, you will probably be overwhelmed at first. This will pass. ALWAYS remember safety first. You should be given some basic instructions about safety, but if it doesn't make sense, ask someone. Decent gloves, I would recommend leather, and work boots would be wise. If you are going to work, don't show up in sandals.
Pet peeve-leave the IPOD, MP3player or whatever behind. You can't hear anything else if you have the tunes cranked in your ears. This also goes back to safety.
Have Fun. Don't expect it all to make sense right away, but eventually it will click, and you will be amazed.