Should I teach him?
Just wondering, how many of you have gotten your non-horsey partners into riding? I've had my new horse for 3 weeks, and my boyfriend is really enjoying helping me out with him. My boyfriend is really keen to learn to ride, and I'd love to teach him, but I'm not really sure where to start? I suggested taking him to a riding school to have a professional teach him, but he only wants to ride Mav (my horse), and he wants me to teach him. He rode when he was very young, but doesn't remember much.
Mav is very quiet, gentle and has no vices. I'm a very nervous rider and I chose him specifically for his bombproof nature.
So, to sum up, I believe Mav would be perfect for him, but I'm not sure where to start. Should I put him on a lunge, or lead him? What kind of basic safety precautions should I be focusing on? Obviously heels down, hands soft, centred weight, but is there anything else I'm missing?