I introduced myself to her (and I've met her a few times. She exercises horses for some boarders.) Apparently she didn't get the memo that he has a leaser now. Opps. I felt bad taking him from her, and if I didn't have a lesson I would have just let her have him first.
After tacking him up we headed down to the arenas. It's so odd for me to have a horse that does what I ask and doesn't freak out. I was a nervous wreck (understatement.) It's been SO long since I got on a horse by myself with no one else around. The trainer/my friend (I can say that now I think...) was schooling a horse in the outdoor arena for her owner. Seriously AMAZING rider. Anyway, I was SO nervous. I voted to go into the indoor arena since I enjoy the mirrors and the walls that contain a horse if I made a unexpected dismount. I don't plan on it, but I've only ridden him twice, so just to be safe.
Of course he was such a good boy. He tried to test me a few times, but nothing unsafe. Just "hummm....let's walk..No? Okay, fine, we'll trot." We only did 1/2 a lesson since I'm just getting back into riding. We did walk/trot transitions. I felt like my legs were bouncing everywhere, but I can tell that working out is helping.
I did an amazing dismount. I forgot how big he is and was expecting to hit the ground sooner than I did. Ha! It was a bit funny. My trainer asked me how I felt and I think this sums it up: Terrified. I'm so afraid something not good will happen when I'm getting back into riding, I don't know if I could take something else bad, and I really do love horses and riding.
After I got off I let the girl who was planning on riding him cool him off (not that he needs it.) She is a lovely rider! I'm super jealous of a senior in high school. SUPER JEALOUS! When she got off I took his reins over his head and the stinker BIT ME! Lol, it was dinner time and I think he was done. He was still a really good boy, even if my arm has a bruise. Seriously, I'm not able to be around horses without getting hurt. Still had a great time.
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