I have given riding lessons for more than 50 years. When a student comes for a lesson, she (most are girls) is given a halter and taught how to take the horse out of it’s stall. Then she grooms it, cleans it’s feet, and tacks it up. THEN she gets a riding lesson. Afterward, she cleans the tack, grooms the horse again, bathing it if necessary, cleans the stall and puts it away. I tell parents that if she sticks with that program, and still wants a horse of her own, she will at least know what is involved in horse ownership.