I had my first dressage lesson tonight in about oh five years. Haven't ridden in a dressage saddle in that long either. Rode my 4 year old for it too. I'm so proud of us both though I can already feel muscles I'm certain I never owned before.
I loved it! I've always been more into jumping but tonight I was feeling such a connection with my mare I could feel everything, she was responding to cues and just felt well, awesome.
Of course we didn't do anything more than walk and sitting trot. I know it's not always going to be that good but I think it's going to be very addicting.
Had to share