The guy was SUPER nice. I asked him about boots and he said his opinion is helmet and gloves first. He likes to teach with gloves because it feels different and he just likes it better (there is a better reason but I don't remember what it was sorry LOL)
We mostly just walked around but he taught me to trot (more or less) I'm not that good at it but I did get to where I could do it about four strides with my hands on my hips. I'm guessing that's good.
My daughter went with me and she says she likes riding but she has NO interest in trotting. Should I encourage her to try it again or should I just take her western trail riding and not worry about it anymore.
I haven't bought a helmet yet but I'm planning on it in the next few days.
I had no idea that it was so much WORK to riding. But I love it anyways.
I'm not really as sore as I thought I would be today but I do have a bruise on my leg from the thing that he put in front of the saddle to hang on to for trotting but otherwise I'm bruise free.