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post #11 of 16 Old 04-15-2008, 02:03 PM
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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 dont 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.
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-15-2008, 02:04 PM
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Oh, and also -- Books are great, but nothing beats hands on in my opinion =)
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-15-2008, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
Oh, and also -- Books are great, but nothing beats hands on in my opinion =)
that's what I was thinking also...hands on is a whole lot better. I learned everything hands on...how to deworm my horse and so on. It makes it easier.

Also once the kids know how to do everything, they could take care of the horse they ride for lessons more and be able to help the trainer/barn owner out more
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post #14 of 16 Old 04-15-2008, 04:15 PM
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what i was trying to say is- most instructors only give lessons on riding, not care, but it is possible you can pay this woman to teach you. IMO, a book is a better investments, that a $20 lesson, b/c you can read EVERYTHING in the book, and you'll always have it to go back to. when you learn from a horseperson, you will learn only what THEY know, and not various methods. i say, Read as much as you can, while still learning as you go.
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-20-2008, 07:34 PM
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If you go pick up a Pony Club manual at your local tack shop it is full of pretty much everything from lessons to horse health to horse ownership. I know you'll find topics on things you didnt even realise existed.
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post #16 of 16 Old 04-21-2008, 09:05 PM
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i think it is a great idea.....it covers a lot of topics and i think showing the others about buying/selling horses and all that is very well thought of and (again) a great idea!

yeah you might miss a day of riding but you get to learn something important and (most likely) useful

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