Stuff Happens While Instructing

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Stuff Happens to instructors, too!

Each card has a situation to discuss/commiserate/share a laugh with your assistant instructors, camp counselors, or potential employees:
What is the problem here?
How should we fix it?
How could we avoid it?
What is the concept or rule we should remember?

Should we just chuck it all and find a 9-5 office job instead?

All of the scenarios are based on our real-life experiences with students and horses. You probably have your own epic stories to add!

20 cards in this set.


This PDF file is formatted for full color desktop printing on standard 8.5 x 11” card stock.

If you don’t have access to a printer, try opening the PDF file on your desktop or mobile device. You should be able to scroll through the cards to read them aloud.

7 printed pages
Download file = 421 KB

Make sure your printer software is not set to “shrink to fit”.

This file contains 5 pages which you can print and cut into 4 cards, for a total of 20 cards in the set.

The first page of cards is an optional “back side” for the cards. You can just print the card pages and leave the back side of each card blank – but we like the name of the card set on the back to help keep things organized.

Printing instructions are included in the download file.

PRO TIP: You could also create your own custom Stuff Happens card sets with our template – just copy and paste to a new document, then edit.

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We have been blessed with many talented photographers over the years: students who voluntarily stood out in a sweltering/ freezing arena – or slogged up and down our hilly pastures – capturing lifelong memories of camps, clinics, and shows. We’re grateful to all of them!

One such student, Delaney Witbrod, is now a professional photographer with a gift for animal portraits – see more of her fine work here.

You’ll also find illustrations throughout our online courses and printed materials (like study guides) graciously donated by Rhonda Hagy, who is a student and lifelong friend. Contact us for information about her work.

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