I have been teaching lessons for about 4 years now. I taught at a camp and about 6 months ago started teaching lessons on my own. I use horses at a local facility and split the lesson fee with the owner of the horses.
I have been contacted by a woman asking about lessons for her daughter on her daughters horse. This will be the first time I have taught lessons with a student-owned horse. Im looking for advice and wisdom from the experienced. This girl is 9, started taking lessons at age 7 for about a year before getting her own horse, and has sort- of lost interest, according to her mom. Her mom wants to spark her interest again and make it fun again for her. She still ride her horse, but isn't as excited about im as she used to be.
I'm meeting with them on Saturday and I plan on sitting down and seeing where she falls within my existing program and what she already knows, asking her what she wants to learn and what made her want to ride horses in the first place.
I have already called my insurance company to add teaching lessons on student owned horses, left a message.
Any advice, criticism, tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated! Thanks all!