My third lesson was today and it was no bueno. Abby was being a total brat. I had to do a lot of kicking to get her to do what I wanted and it was not satisfying me.
My trainer didn't think I would be there so she didn't train me. This time it was the BM again because apparently it wasn't my responsibilty to help strip the stallions stall and I guess it was punishment on the BM's side for making me help. Which makes me wonder if I am being slightly taken advantage of? I don't blame my trainer at all or myself, since I never heard my phone ring when she called to see if I was there and I never let her know I was there and expecting a lesson. So next time I will let her know before hand. And that I am only interested in being trained by her, not someone with only 5 yrs of experience and doesn't enjoy training beginners. Which I don't blame him for because being her stand in trainer was not an occupation he signed up for.
Anyway, Abby was being a major pain and I am sure she felt the tension around her which didn't make it any better. I have to learn to just let things go, especially before riding, since horses can pick up on emotions. My confidence just wasn't there like it has been the last couple of lessons. But I know next time will be better. Abby was just having one of those days. I wanted to turn her into glue by the end of it lol
She wasn't so well behaved before our lesson either. But I only had wished that while my trainer was at the barn she would have told me the truth : that she didn't expect me there and that if I want to ride to ask the BM to sit in for her. Not have me waste an hr and 30 while she was out having lunch and for me to text her asking her what I should be doing whilst I wait on her.
Sorry guys just wasn't a very productive day today and I have been looking forward to it all week only to end up disappointed by miscommunication on all ends. Every time I make it to the barn I want to do better and better and today just wasnt one I wanna remember. I don't like being mislead when in training and although I was told that I did well I didn't want to believe it, because if I had done well I would have felt it on the inside.
James, one of the horses there that is my barn favorite, made me feel better though. Once I was done my trainer showed up and as I was putting my tennis shoes back on (on the trunk beside his stall) he pressed his nose against my face. When I was resting my head in my arms on the edge of the outside wall of his stall, he put his head over my shoulder and I felt his head rest down on it and I realized he was giving me a hug when I tried to break away from him he had me locked in :) so that of course helped me go along with my day.
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