I feel like I'm walking on air and I just wanted to share with people who actually have an appreciation for how amazing my ride today was! I've had the good fortune of riding with my instructor as something of a working student. She works primarily with Lusitanos and Andalusians... and I get to join the fun. They're like the Ferrari of horses! So light, sensitive, loose and flowy.
So I had fun enough riding one of her Lusitano geldings and continuing to learn to use the double bridle effectively... but then she popped me onto her Thoroughbred schoolmaster and casually had me take him through my first ever piaffe, passage, and flying changes! WHOA it was so awesome. There aren't words to describe. Obviously I was far from perfect with any of it, but I got to feel some of those higher level movements for the first time.
Needless to say, I am sooo excited to continue riding and working with my instructor.