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|Mare in foal ||02-08-2010 07:24 PM |
Hopefully all who are reading this are bored with too much time on thier hands :D I have a student who is very serious about learning everything she can about horses. She comes out for 2 -3 lessons a week and asked me If I could start giving her homework. I thought that was a neat idea, but I just don't have the time or the patience to make worksheet after worksheet of homework for her! I've looked online but I cant find any good websites like this... anyone know of any? Or if you would like to be creative and make some homework be my guest! She is a beginner rider but is catching on quickly, She is learning hunter/jumper. : ) Thanks so much!
|justsambam08 ||02-08-2010 07:32 PM |
Give her a reading list! Make up a list of books that you think she would benefit from reading, and make sure you've read them too. That way you can discuss some of the book at each riding lesson, and perhaps incorporate some of the topics covered?
|thunderhooves ||02-08-2010 07:41 PM |
ask her questions, have her study an anatomy chart, then fill out a blank one by memory to see if she can.(where the hock,fetlock,dock,upper jaw,coronet band,etc.) and teach her about conformation, like give her pictures of horses and teach her how to tell what cow hocks, swaybacks, and straight shoulders,etc are for a start. Also a book list sounds good. :)
|Juniper ||02-08-2010 09:38 PM |
check your local 4-H. You would look up the county extension office in the phone book. Their workbooks are usually under $5.00 and although they are set up for kids they are full of info, and worksheets, and fun for horse crazy adults to do as well.
|MN Tigerstripes ||02-08-2010 09:46 PM |
Get these books for her (or have her get it)
Horse Anatomy - A Coloring Atlas by Kainer & McCracken. This has really good charts and explanations of a lot of the various anatomy points of a horse (inside and out). A little bit of conformation too.
Guide for Determining the Age of the Horse by AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) Great pics and explanations of horse's teeth and how to age a horse. You might need a vet's help to get this one.
|wintec ||02-09-2010 12:25 PM |
We used to get "homework" after every lesson at my barn! I learned so much and found it really fun. Once we had to read an article on something and then tell our instructor what we learned from it. Another time we had to research a disease in horses and then write a little thing on it. I absolutely loved it and learned so much.
|PoohLP ||02-09-2010 03:06 PM |
Doesn't Pony Club produce something like this?
|luvmyperch ||02-09-2010 03:16 PM |
Do you have old horse magazines? You could cut out articles and assign them to her, the discuss at her next lesson. My first instructor used to "quiz" us during the cool down period of our lesson, asking for different parts of the horse, tack , colors, etc...
|Mare in foal ||02-09-2010 05:52 PM |
Thanks guys! great idea's!
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