Boy did I have fun! It felt so great to be near a horse again after not seeing one in over a year. I wasn't the least bit nervous either which surprised me!
Even after owning my own horse for a year I've only ever ridden a horse maybe a handful of times, I think I did really well!
My instructor is very nice and very clear in her instructions which helps a lot.
We worked on my balance. I had to hold my arms out straight while the horse walked on a lunge line. I then had to touch my right hand to my left toe and vise versa (that one had me a bit worried but wasnt as bad as I thought). Then I had to lay straight back which was really fun. We went over foot positioning, hand positioning (english riders hold their reins really oddly).
Then we worked on walking and halting and how to sit deep in the saddle. We worked on the que to walk and "working walk".
Then she let me lead her by myself and we worked on leg ques and hand movements.
We worked with stirrups and without. Besides getting my legs mixed up every now and then I didnt have much trouble.
We tried to trot just a second so I could feel her movement but I started bouncing all over the place and we stopped LOL. If I can accomplish sitting the trot I will be over joyed!
The horse was an older 20+yr Trakehner mare. She was a bit on the lazy/sluggish side (really had to coax her a couple times to keep up with the "working walk") since she hasnt been used in months but she's very very sensative to ques which is nice. She's wonderful to ride to!
So all in all I was just too over joyed with the way my first lesson went and I can't wait to battle it out with the evil sitting trot next week!