I'm not sure if this already exists or not, but I just wanted to start a new thread where dressage newbies like myself can talk about their horses, their lessons, what they are working on or struggling with, how mean and torturous their trainers are...
Feel free to share anything you'd like, lets keep it friendly and constructive. I think it would be great to have a thread where we could ask questions and give advice. Either that, or we could just complain and commiserate with each other.
I just had my second dressage lesson today and oh lordy, I am feeling it tonight! My trainer was teaching me about lateral movements and I spent about 25 of the 30 minute lesson in a posting trot. Not a huge deal, I guess, but for someone who hasn't done that much posting in about 16 years, it was tough! I was huffing and puffing and sweating up a storm by the end of the lesson. My legs and lower back are so sore now! Good thing I have a few days off of work!
I keep thinking about the awesome legs and backside I will have in a few months and it makes the pain a little more tolerable.
So what about you guys? What are you up to?