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If you own an equine lesson business... what makes you special?
What sets you apart from the rest of the crowd?
Embrace your uniqueness. Be a unicorn.
You've probably noticed that things are a little expensive right now! There's been a lot of talk about the economic challenges facing lesson barns. Especially this summer, with many people traveling or tightening their belts and riding school enrollment suffering as a result.
We don't have a crystal ball, but we DID grow our riding school during the 2008 recession, in a region of rural Georgia that no one would call affluent. From that experience we learned:
1. There will always be people who want to spend time with horses. 2. You can charge your worth AND create accessible entry-level options for students. 3. You need to offer something no one else does.
That's one great thing about a Levels program. Having an established curriculum elevates your professionalism and can make your lesson barn stand out.
This can also be a good time to think outside the box and offer short courses, niche classes, and irresistible unmounted activities.
Let us know what makes your program unique, and how we can help you shine!
Who wants a little sneak peek of THE BIG BOOK OF BARN LESSONS…?! 👀
Zoom in on the image to see the Table of Contents! Page numbers aren’t included, because they aren’t final yet… but trust us, this book is living up to its name. Lots and lots of lesson ideas in here! 😁
We’re hard at work editing and formatting, and hope to get the final pub date approved by the end of the month. (What we can say: late fall, between two major US holidays. 🍁) In the meantime, here’s a few FAQ:
Q. Where will it be sold?
A. Through Amazon, in 8”X11” paperback and e-book format. That means if you can order through Amazon in your country, you can get one… woohoo! 🥳
Q. Can I pre-order it right now?
A. Amazon says not until we finish all the formatting. It also looks like they’re only allowing preorder campaigns for digital copies currently 😢, BUT, we’re going to run some giveaways for the paperback version as we get closer to the release date! Watch this space, and make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter if you want a notification in your inbox! 📬
Q. Is this all new material? Or is it the same stuff that’s published on the website?
A. Some of the games and lesson activities have been previously included in HorseSense Teaching Guides and/or blog posts. (It didn’t make much sense to leave out the good ones!) But there are also new lesson ideas in every chapter, and a LOT of additional information on running a successful unmounted program. 📚 And you don’t have to download and print 70 separate files to reference it all! 😉
Q. Do I have to use Learning Levels to get the most out the book?
A. Nope! While the book mentions our Levels curriculum and related materials occasionally, it functions perfectly well without it.
We’re so excited to be in the homestretch of this project. Let us know if you have any more questions about it, and we’ll share a few more teasers in the coming weeks to help pass the time! 💝