Everything went great! My horse was a little confused as to why I all of a sudden was demanding contact and asking him to do things that I never ask of him, but he will come around. I didn't really learn anything new, just new, better ways to do things. My instructor really did start at kindergarten level for me, which is fantastic! Like I said, I want to learn the RIGHT way to do things.
She taught me basic things like leg yielding, the proper way to halt by disengaging his shoulders with my knees, how to rein back, how to do a pirouette... We have a whole bunch of new things to practice now. It's all simple, easy to understand, but just knowing that I am doing it right makes me feel more accomplished.
So far so good! I can't wait to learn more. Any tips and little exercises that you guys can share with me would be awesome!
"A rider who would trade partnership for obedience
will have to settle for neither."