Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eastern Ontario
I teach kids myself, and will soon be teaching a friend of mine.
When you begin to teach a person to ride, you will want to touch down on posture immediately. I would suggest doing some research on the proper seat for riding. You will want to talk about hand position, and for a while, all you will be doing is walking and trotting in patterns and over poles to help them gain their balance and get a good grip on the ropes.
If you're not an experienced horse person, and when I say experienced, I mean someone who has been in the horse industry for quite some years riding/training/teaching, then there's only so much that you can teach effectively. Your friend will eventually have to move on to a coach if they are committed to becoming a better rider.
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