As an equine educator, you have the power to facilitate an appreciation for horsemanship both in and out of the saddle. The specifics of how you do this, however, depend on a great many variables: Do you teach ground lessons along with mounted lessons, or as separate classes? Do you teach day camps, or school programs, or horse care clinics? Do you regularly train working students and volunteers? Are you presenting the material to adults or very young children?
Your approach might need to be flexible and unique! For this reason, instead of creating traditional lesson plans for the HorseSense curriculum, we’ve compiled our favorite methods of teaching unmounted lessons.
The ideas shared here have all been used in our riding school and can be adapted to suit students of all ages. We encourage you to use these ideas as a general guideline and a source of inspiration.