Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Loving Lessons!

Sunday I had my second lesson and it was AMAZING. I really wish that I would have found this barn when I first got back into riding. I think I'd be a different person now, but that's why stuff happens I guess. Everything happens for a reason.

I showed up early and noticed the trainer on the horse I rode last week. I figured she had either A. Forgotten about our lesson, or B. Had another lesson going on.

When I got out of the car I got the most enthusiastic hello. She told me that she wanted to get right to work, and she knows that I know how to tack up a horse. It was an awesome lesson. We did a lot of ground work and so much just "clicked" that I always knew how to do, but I learned "why." Hopefully as the lessons go on I'll be able to explain it. We talked about walk departures. She had me just sit on the horse and relax. She'd walk off with Mr. Saint of a horse and we talked about what I felt in my body. She'd ask me to repeat what I felt with my body without her doing anything. It was pretty amazing. This is the one thing that I have never "got" was how to use my body properly.

We ended the lesson by doing a lot of seat work. It was a great lesson. I need to miss this Sunday because I'll have friends in town for a 5k. I am really excited for November 6th.

P.S. Ignore the horse's plea for snacks. She's fine.

7 comments:

Ruffles said...

It's great your getting lessons! They sound great!

Wendy said...

That's great news! I love lessons too and I hope I can get a few in this coming month!!

SprinklerBandit said...

It is so cool to break everything down like that. You sound excited rather than scared. :-)

Slbaldwin said...

Oh that is fantastic! Makes me happy to hear you finally enjoying your lessons!!! Makes me very happy for you :)

Once Upon an Equine said...

Sounds like you've found a great riding instructor. That makes a huge difference. And its not easy to find the right one. Glad you are enjoying your lessons!

Amy said...

I am so happy you are riding again. It sounds like you are going to get your confidence back and that is the most improtant first step. Very happy for you.

achieve1dream said...

That is so awesome!! It sounds like you've finally found the perfect trainer. I'm so happy for you.