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        02-04-2013, 12:24 AM
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    Yearling
    Branching out

    Alright so me and my mom were talking (well she was already planning lol) about giving lessons...me giving lessons. I am a little hesitant but only because I am shy.....very shy lol. I am 19 and I ride horses all day everyday, training, working, riding, ect....horses literally ARE my life. My mom has trained horses her entire life and I have been following her in her footsteps.

    And she thinks that this would be something good for me to do and challenge myself a little more.

    Just need that little extra boost that I won't melt on the spot and pull the "Uh...um...well...duhmmmm" lol!

    The first "clients" would be some girls ages 15 & 16 that live down the road.....so they would be my age, but also might be the stubborn teenage stage type lol. Also would be doing it in the spring when the arena is melted and dried...

    Any tips on how to engage and come across assertive and not like a big chicken lol? I don't lack social skills....I just am very quiet and need to be sorta poked until my shell cracks if you know what I mean.
         
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        02-04-2013, 12:35 AM
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    Foal
    Most importantly know that you are the expert on whatever you are teaching. And if these girls are pretty new to riding, then they will believe what you have to say without putting up a fight.
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        02-04-2013, 12:46 AM
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    Could you have your mom be a "Student" for a few sessions? That way you can get your bearings in the arena, learn to project your voice, practice speaking with authority, and how to give direction. It may also help you get a basic game plan for a lesson. You wouldn't be "teaching" your mom. Just going in and practicing. You get to tell her what to do and when to do it. Find out what makes her a good rider. See if she could intentionally mess up in form, or attitude etc to see if you catch it and instruct her how to fix it. I bet your mom would play along.
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        02-04-2013, 12:48 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by LadyDreamer    
    Could you have your mom be a "Student" for a few sessions? That way you can get your bearings in the arena, learn to project your voice, practice speaking with authority, and how to give direction. It may also help you get a basic game plan for a lesson. You wouldn't be "teaching" your mom. Just going in and practicing. You get to tell her what to do and when to do it. Find out what makes her a good rider. See if she could intentionally mess up in form, or attitude etc to see if you catch it and instruct her how to fix it. I bet your mom would play along.

    That is a very good idea :)
         

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