So I have a girl who is a year or so younger than me. She can't afford lessons so I offered to teach her how to ride. After a few lessons she is ready to start preparing for the show ring. She's a natural rider, and I've decided I'm going to put her on our new reining horse Lena....One problem: I dot know where to start. I don't want to overwhelm her on how to slide and spin, but she needs to start getting these things down. I've been teaching her for about a year now.
So my question is, where should I start? I'm going to consult my trainer too, as she thinks I'm ready to teach this girl, but I'd like other opinions. When should I have her start sliding? Spinning? Lead changes? She can already change speed in circles and such. I'm just afraid I'll teach her something toofast and she'll panic. Are there excersizes I can have her do to ease her into the manuevers? Posted via Mobile Device