I might be in sweats and I'll definitely look tired and we might have to break for nursing or a diaper change mid lesson, but I'm back to teaching (with my little co-instructor!)
Yesterday Callae and Bentley conquered an advanced gymnastic in their lesson–so fun to watch!
Having a newborn poses certain challenges and limitations. I can't be as flexible this summer as I have been in the past, so some temporary, necessary changes have been made to the lesson program. These changes will probably mean that some of you won't be able to continue lessoning with me for the time being, and that's totally understandable. If you would like a reference to another barn/instructor in the area please talk to me–there are a couple great options. If you can work with the changes, GREAT! I love teaching and don't want to stop if I can help it.
So, with that said, here's how I'm doing things this summer:
- Lessons will be available on certain days, at certain times. When those slots fill up for the week, that's it for that week. Please schedule lessons as far in advance as possible.
- Students who are too young to lead, groom and tack up without help must have an adult present for the entirety of their lesson to assist them (I'll have a baby strapped to my chest so it's unsafe for me to handle horses.). Callae or Jesse will be available to assist students on a need-to-need basis, for an extra fee. Let us know in advance if you do not have someone to help you so that we can arrange for one of them to be there.
- Students will be expected to pay for their lesson if they cancel on the day it was scheduled for, or if they do not show up for a lesson.
- Each lesson should be paid for at the time of the lesson. It's hard for me to keep track when people either pay in advance or forget to bring payment to each lesson.
- Lessons begin at the time they are scheduled for and will not run longer than the allotted time. If a student arrives late, their preparation time eats into their lesson time. Arrive early to allow plenty of time to tack up and warm up.
Please feel free to discuss the details with me or ask questions about the new policies. I'm looking forward to a great summer of lessons, clinic and shows, See you at the barn!