I don't teach kids so I don't really know, it was just a thought. And me who has owned a horse for just over 2 years can read a horses body language whereas my dad who's had horses his whole life cannot (he really annoys me when he tells me to watch out when my horse turns around in the stable because she'll kick when she's clearly not going to) he isn't a great horseman yet he went out a won major competitions on his pony as a teenager and growing up. Yet people would rather ask him for advise on a behaviour issue rather than me because he's nearly 40 years older than me.
Not saying with a choice between me and my dad means everything. But years of working with horses and experience doesn't always mean they'll do the job right.
Unfortunately for me, people in this country don't seem to be willing to take people on for apprenticeships in horse training. Most just want a groom that'll get to ride occasionally. I'm quite lucky that I haven't been spilt with ponies since I was a child because I'd never have been how I am with horses if I had.
The one horse I've really had to help in a situation was one that had been known for throwing riders and was horrible. Within one 2hr session with her I had her responding to pressure and coming when I ask her to. Unfortunately I forgot to get a lot of the bad bits on camera and only the part where I ride her for a little bit. She would've been a horse I'd have put a bit in if her owners could be bothered to have paid to get her Wolf teeth removed.
If many of the people who 'knew about horses' had been there I'd never have been allowed on her. My biggest problem was that she had been left for 3 months then they got on with people both sides and had me stood in front. I was nearly crushed and the boy was thrown. They were going to tell her off! I managed to explain to them why we had caused her to do what she did and from that experience I'll never be a part of something like that again. That was a very bad in experienced mistake Web I'd made yet the people who 'knew' wanted to try again. I told them no and the owner let me work with her.
I got a very long lecture afterwards about how she was dangerous and want allowed near her (not by my mum or dad) yet I still got on and rode her the next day.