I've always wanted to take riding lessons since I found out what horses were and that you could ride them. My parents never wanted to pay for it and now I'm making enough to pay for it on my own! =D
Its on a lady's private barn. Its not fancy and very small but very laid back. It on the expensive side, $60 an hour so I can only go once a week since I'm trying to save up for college in a few months. Is once a week enough time to actually learn anything?
The lady who is teaching me is soo nice! Much nicer than I thought she would be. She's been training horses and people for 35years and does natural horsemanship which really makes me happy! She's also offered to teach me things outside of riding. On Saturday (my first lesson day) she's doing to be training a horse with rearing problems and she's invited me to come and watch. She's also invited me to any clinics that she goes to and mentioned that I should volunteer at Heavenly Hoofs, a theraputic riding center that is non-profit, to get more experience in a different atmosphere.
I'm so excited!! I'm also extremely nervous. I've been in a saddle before but never in an english saddle. I'm also going to go out today and purchase a helmet and proper riding pants. WEEE!!!!