Originally Posted by NordicJuniper
Jemma- Thanks :] I am working on my shoulders, they don't enjoy staying back as I have never practiced good posture outside of riding [shame, shame on me!]. I am hoping that now with a trainer I will improve, though I am not looking forward to it because I can't stand flat work. I can only do about 15 or 20 minutes of it before I am so frustrated I am about ready to burst into tears.
Lessons CAN be really frustrating!! I have been about to burst into tears on more than one occastion, so don't feel bad!
It's tough to hear things from other people and not be able to do it easily yourself, but just remember, it's a 1,000-lb animal with a mind of its own...you're going to have GREAT days when everything is just in sync and then BAD days when you feel like you forgot how to ride!
But you know, lessons are great for you and will actually improve things outside the ring, like your posture (like you mentioned!) so they're absolutely awesome if you can afford them! Good for you for recognizing your weak areas and working to improve, that's more than a lot of people can say for themselves -- including those who would be the first to jump all over you and critique you in a rude manner...usually those are the types of people who can't take their own advice anyway!