I just had a really 'derr' moment. On rainy days, I usually trailer horses out to a public indoor arena. I have had problems, though, with others in the arena (it can get packed on rainy days, not ideal for a beginner learning to ride) and it's quite a production for days when I have a single 30 minute lesson. Plus, I have just switched facilities and its even farther away from the indoor. So, here's my idea-
Rainy Day Lessons! Things I can teach without riding out in the rain.
I have access to a nice, enclosed wash rack with cross ties, dry, enclosed stalls, a little media room with a TV, and several small barns/misc little buildings.
I want my students to feel like it was worth their time, and I will be sure to make up for lost riding time on sunny days.
My ideas so far include-
Catch and halter/quick release knot
Watching videos in the media room, I don't have any though, do you guys know of any good instructional videos?
Nutrition and types of feed
How to weigh a horse, with the weight tape and with MATH
How to clean equipment
Types of bits and what they do
How to take vital signs
First aid- putting together a kit, when to call the vet, and what to do til he gets there
This is all stuff I teach anyway, I just usually split it between handling and riding. What do you guys think about this? Is that ok? Next sunny day can be all riding?
How can I use that media room?
Thanks for the help all y'all's!