So, since I'm like super behind, I might as well just do a blog hop :)
What am I currently working on in lessons?
Well.... EVERYTHING. But here's the gist of what I'm mostly getting
Straightness. No haunches in going to the right because it feels easier for her, no worming around to the jump (or after), no falling in at a corner... When I stay really relaxed and focused, she is so lovely.
Pace. This is as much me as her. I have to really get her going way faster than I think and let her fly when jumping. She's a good pony, she comes back to me, I need to trust that more.
Eq. When you make the mistake of riding a horse of a similar color, while wearing the same colored polo and breeches as a much better rider, you start to notice that you don't look the same in photos. I know I've gotten miles from where I was, but now I wanna look pretty while riding, not like a crazed chicken. And my trainer I am sure would love to not waste her voice on my lack of elbow control.
|I guess I could at least tuck my shirt in :P|
Confidence. This goes up and down, but luckily I lesson with a great trainer and an awesome group that reminds me that I'm a better rider, and I'm riding a great horse in the making. I've also learned it just about every 3 weeks or so I start feeling like a complete loser, maybe its hormones, and ride it out, because there's always some better rides on the horizon.
|and I did.|
.......But now trainer has me trying saddles like this...
Amazing... and way over my saddle budget
(heck over my initial horse budget)