Originally Posted by ColleenT
most of that is considered animal husbandry, and is not generally taught as a lesson. Lessons are about learning how to ride, how to tack up, how to present a horse in hand at a show, and how to dress for a show, But she might be willing to do a little animal husbandry at the end of each lesson. Also, a good beginners book to horses will teach you all of that, like the Complete Idiots Guide to horses( my friend is the co-auther, PJ Dempsey)
I think Animal Husbandry is just as if not more important than knowing how to ride. You wont be able to ride if you don't know what the signs of colic are and you've got a sick horse on your hands.
I incorporate those sort of things into all of my lessons. Good idea.