Iím new to riding, Iíve done tons of research, riding etc. Iím also very athletic and flexible (Infact, Iíve never been in pain at all after riding Ė and my lesson horse a nice big baroque-style Friesian gelding) I've taken three lessons and so far I am doing pretty good on the trot.
I take lessons twice a week and they are an hour long. I usually pick up on things pretty fast. My trainerís pretty competent and really supports me and helps me iron out the wrinkles like keeping my heels down, head up etc..
But what would be a realistic timeframe for my learning? When can I expect to master the trot? Learn to canter? Iíd also like to show someday (you guys make it look so fun!) how long does it usually take for a rider to be ready to show?
I'm not looking for immediate results, I'm just curious as to the average timeframe to make sure I'm on track.