I'm going to start dressage lessons in a few weeks, and I'm really looking forward to it! I used to show hunter/jumper, but stopped showing and taking lessons a few years ago. Since then my horse and I have just been pleasure riding and hacking. I've wanted to try dressage for ages, not with the intention of showing (at least for now), but just for a new challenge.
My question is, what kind of things should I expect my new trainer to cover in the first lesson? I'm sure different coaches would take different approaches, but what do you guys think the very basic skills are that we will dig into first? What have your experiences been, or what would you go over first if you were coaching? Thanks for reading!!