My younger brother has shown an interest in riding horses. I told him when I come home on the weekends I can give him lessons. He told me he didn't need lessons, he already knows how to ride and that he can probably beat me! Lol. I just told him it was practice.. :)
So I put him on one of the horses at the barn with an old western saddle. He was pretty scared so I let him have one hand on the horn, and he neck reined with the other. We're working on finding shorter stirrups so he can officially ride next time ;)
My question is.. What is too much to teach? Should I teach balance (maybe lose the hand on the horn?) first? Leg pressure? I know I'm teaching heels down, because that's a safety thing. He is doing well with his reining, backing, and moving her forward.