Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
My Riding Lesson Plan... Thoughts?
So, I'm giving my 7 year old cousin riding lessons and this is what I have planned out for out 1/2 hour - 1 hour lessons once a week:
I: Getting Horse Ready
Tying and grooming, basic anatomy.
Do up cinches, bridling
*explain difference between hackamores and bits*
On the ground: Pick up front feet
On lead line: Airplane arms, reach up to ears, reach back to tail, try to hug around the neck, touch toes.
Riding: Stand up in stirrups, stretch heels down. Hi fives.
Hand placement - both for direct reining and one handed
Legs - ride with and without stirrups.
Guiding horse through tubs on the ground, between and over poles
*use leg cues*
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