So, at the risk of you shaking your head and thinking my word, what is she doing, I put that up there because I do have quite a bit of experience and know what I'm doing! My main point is, I've got my first small teaching job. A local family has a small family farm, a young kid, and a pony, whom they want me to teach. The child is described as "even less than a beginner" and can't tack up or anything, so I'd be starting right at square 1 with her which is good for me.
Does anyone have any advice? Anything you want to share or things you'd wish you'd done when you began teaching? I'm putting together a "lesson plan" of sorts, that is, a guide to how I want to teach, what I want to work on and emphasize, etc, that I'll modify as I get to know pony and child.
Now onto the business side of things--like I said, this is a really small family farm, and I'm barely getting paid because well, lessons are expensive, and it's just good experience for me. I know liability insurance is a huge deal, so I've been researching that, and I'll have to hold off on that for now since I'll only be teaching one student part time. I need some advice from real people though and not just google--as an instructor teaching lessons on other people's horses and at other people's barns, will I need liability insurance/what kind will I need (for future reference)? Anything on the business/insurance side of things that I should be aware of?
Any and all advice appreciated :) Thanks!