One thing I have learned over the years from running CBC is that there is more to running a lesson program than just teaching students how to ride. There is also the clientele part and managing everything that comes with them.
If you want to have a smooth running program, that self operates so that you can focus more on your clients you will need to create these three things: policies, procedures, and expectations. Once you make everyone who is in your program, or plans on coming to your program aware of your ”P.P.E’s”, everything will become a lot less stressful for you.
There are many different ways to set up systems that help your program run itself, you will just have to find the one that works best for you.
The following are things that you should have in place for your program to be able to operate smoothly for itself:
An enrollment process for your students
Roster management and scheduling
Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies
Forms of client communication
Management of horses
Staff placement and duties
All of the 7 things listed above have tremendous benefits and will be explained in more detail in my course: Creating Policies, Procedures, and Expectations for your Equine Lesson Program.
For now, attached you will find an outline to get you thinking about YOUR specific “P.P.E’s” that you either have, or want in your program.
Feel free to join my facebook group Building Your Dream Equine Lesson Program for live interaction and discussion!