Okay, so I have suddenly thought that I wanted to teach students in their riding lessons. Why this came up, I have no idea. The whole idea actually popped up yesterday.
Yesterday I had a party with some of my buds, who are all into horses. Two of which take lessons, but one goes Western (I'm Hunters) and the other has only had about 5 lessons. I have 3 horses, and they wanted to ride, so I obliged. I usually let them when they do come over - their parents have actually signed paperwork, and my horses are good - so it's never a problem.
We will call the girl who has ridden 5 lessons of English Sam. Sam asked me if I would actually give her a lesson - I've been riding for about 10 years now, and have brought Diamond from the ground up - so I'd call myself a decent enough rider. I also taught some of the little kids in a horse camp I went to last year for about a week, and I thought that was great. The kid actually improved (I was amazed - didn't know I could teach!) a lot, and even my trainer praised me for it. So I told Sam I would give her a lesson on Diamond.
It went great! She did lots of trotting, with plenty of posting. She started with a slouched back and ground dug toes, and we ended the lesson with her "sticking her chest out" and "dropping all her weight in her heel." She also got some two-point practice, where I moved her legs where they needed to be, and sat her back in the center of balance (she was very, very forward before.) I decided to leave out diagonals, and just work on her form while posting, along with ignoring small things that I worried may overwhelm her.
So now I'm inspired to teach some kids how to ride. It was such a blast for me both times I did it, and I'd love to do it more. But I'd have to work out a few kinks.
First off, I'm not able to drive. I am currently in the process of Driver's Ed., but don't have a way to get to a stable by myself, without my parents with me. This also comes with all the other problems of not being 18, a minor. So I'm starting to think that this event wouldn't even be possible. So I'm pretty much asking for experiance here - has anyone in my shoes ever tried this? How did you teach? What are all the background problems that might come up? Am I being reasonable, or is this just a hopeless dream?
Thank you all in advance :) If you read that whole novel, I do applaud you :p Take a cookie!