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Lesson Plans for Learning Levels

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Lesson Plans for Learning Levels

Time-saving detailed plans for mounted lessons

Creative guidelines for unmounted lessons

Scroll down to learn more about Lesson Plans, then use this button to quickly find the resources you need.

What do you want to teach?

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Teach English or Western
riding lessons.
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Teach equine behavior and
ground training lessons.
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Teach equine knowledge
and horse care skills.
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Please make safety your top priority!

These lesson plans assume that all horses used are safe, sound, and have been trained to perform and/or accept the skill being taught. 

We also assume that as a well-qualified and conscientious instructor, you are not teaching to a level beyond your experience and expertise.

Need some help planning lessons?

Here are a few things that can make the process easier!

Use Topics to
organize lessons

Everything you teach with the Learning Levels program can be categorized by topic —  flatwork skills, hoof care, equine behavior, etc. — so you can group lessons and plan them efficiently.

Use the button below to find a list of ALL the Levels Topics.

You can also use the Levels Topic filter in the Resource Center to search for teaching resources like worksheets, games, or quizzes.

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Try our mobile-friendly Trello boards

We have free Trello template boards you can use to create a portable lesson planning and tracking system that fits in your pocket!

If you’re not familiar with Trello, we found a helpful intro video on YouTube

LLPro members can see how we use Trello in this blog post, and find setup help in the Boss Mares group on Facebook.

Get planning tips from the Boss Mares Blog

We’re not sure exactly how many lessons we’ve taught in almost two decades, but enough to know that great mounted or unmounted instruction starts with a thoughtful written plan!

You’ll find lots of strategies on our Boss Mares blog to help you craft lesson plans for every season – and ideas for adapting those plans, since horses, students and weather conditions don’t always follow the script.

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One former student, Delaney Witbrod, is now a professional photographer with a gift for animal portraits – see more of her fine work here. We’re also grateful for photos of Western riding donated by LLPro instructors – particularly Bit of Pleasure Horse School and Joyful Hearts Photography!

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