I've only had two lessons so far, and they've been great. My instructor is great, the mare and I are becoming fast friends, and I feel on top of the world.
My instructor was in the gig for the first two lessons, the first as a given, and the second because there were people in the ring.
I'm getting the hang of staying off the wall, and I'm still a bit shaky on keeping Edie (the mare) straight. My instructor says I have good tension on the reins, though.
Edie is a Saddlebred, so there's a specific way to get her to trot in the show ring, but I'm not worried about that yet. We checked her in the first lesson, but my instructor only had me go fast, not make her up, you know??
I'm not quite sure where to go from here. Should I train to show?
And more importantly, does anyone have any advice for me?? And in general??