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post #21 of 25 Old 03-23-2012, 12:50 PM
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I do, and she's already told me recently that I should teach lessons. So she's completely fine with it. :)

And for anyone wondering about insurance, yes, she is required to sign a release form.
You can't get someone to waive their basic rights though.

You could be standing in a court asking why you aren't just grossly negligent because you're untrained and don't know what to do.

I'm struggling with the answer "I did. I asked a bunch of strangers on the internet what a lesson looked like"

It's not working for me and it annoys me that I put all that time and effort in to getting qualified and insured and doing it properly and you just get money for that.
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post #22 of 25 Old 03-23-2012, 01:29 PM
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The state statute liability laws do not cover businesses. If they did, no one would need insurance. They cover activities.

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I believe it is per state, and she may not need a business license. A lot of western states basically say, in a nutshell, if you are not mentally challenged you know there are risks. Like I said, nothing protects you from being sued. However, in this case I would think she is really "hanging it out" b/c she is accepting money and representing herself as an instructor (knowledgeable).

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #23 of 25 Old 03-25-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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In civil court in the US you can can file a complaint (sue) any one for any reason. This does not mean it won't be dismissed years later after the defendant has been harassed to death, it just means there is nothing protecting society from this type of harrassment - and the lawyers make sure it stays that way. So, nothing trully protects you - however, most states have equine laws which recongnize there is an inherent danger w horses.

I do not mean this in a bad way, however, if you do not even know where to begin with lessons, you should have declined. You need training as much as the student, not good. I never took formal lessons, but I paid for them for my daughter b/c she wanted to do english and I only ever did western. I thought it was interesting how they "formalized" it. It looked so fun, I took a few myself! They were pro's, they knew their hunter jumper "stuff" AND they knew how to train. A parent should have enough sense to hire a pro trainer. There is no law preventing anyone that wants to from taking money for lessons....but I imagine it wouldn't be in your favor if anything happened and you were taken to court.
I do know where I want to begin with it, I know enough and can teach enough to give her a good solid foundation, I just wanted to see if I could gather any other activities, etc. from others on how to teach her certain things and how they organize it to keep up with student progress. Apparently I didn't word it in the best way. I've been an assistant trainer to the trainer at the barn I'm at right now in the past, but there are certain ways she teaches that I think could be done easier.. if that makes sense.

I may not have certification, but neither does the trainer and BO at my barn, and she's entirely professional.
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You can't get someone to waive their basic rights though.

You could be standing in a court asking why you aren't just grossly negligent because you're untrained and don't know what to do.

I'm struggling with the answer "I did. I asked a bunch of strangers on the internet what a lesson looked like"

It's not working for me and it annoys me that I put all that time and effort in to getting qualified and insured and doing it properly and you just get money for that.
Like I said, I know what a lesson looks like and how to teach. I was just fishing for more activities, ways to organize her progress, etc.
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post #25 of 25 Old 03-25-2012, 08:08 PM
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I'm not against it, I think you should do it! If anything, it will help YOUR riding because you have to evaluate and whatnot...

My instructor hadn't trained any kids either before I came. He basically got me used to the horse, let me groom her, and showed me parts of the saddle and explained the process to me. He rode her for a bit demonstrating, and then walked me around a bit.. And then he rode next to me, then I've been on my own. Not organized at all, which is fun because I decide what I want to do/when to do it. He gives helpful advice while I'm riding and then sums up how I did after the ride.

Also, keep it light and fun. For example, after a few times of riding, if possible, you can go on a trail ride or something else that is fun. Also, at the end of some rides (After a few lessons) have her ride bareback. It has always been one of my favorite parts of riding...

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