I am still trying out different trainers to see which one fits my need. And this barn is the cleanest and impressive.
The trainer asked about my riding history (basically just rode a year over 10 years ago, just got back for about a month)
She put me on this 16.2 thoroughbred, and I freaked a little, this is due to my ignorance. The other barn out me on these 13 or 14H Ponies, and this guy seems like a giant to me. But honestly, he rides so much better than the smaller pony. I'm 5'5...
She had me walk, then trot. After commenting on my balance (good) but need to work on strengthening my lower legs. She had me go over these poles.
I don't remember how to do this!!! Well, she had me do posting trot over them, and my lack of secure seat shows here, sometimes I handle it fine, but if my legs are not secure, I felt like its a bump and its not nice. I can't see but I felt like the horse feet dragged a little over the pole when I don't keep a nice position as well.
I also felt like its a little beyond beginner class, coz I have to trot thru one pole in the middle of the arena, make a sharp turn and go thru another one. I did fine, but I find it odd that she made me do it on my first lesson (not my first lesson in 10 years, but first lesson with her), or maybe I'm ignorance again.
Then she had me trot over them in two point, this is so much easier for me, I just have to work on the release a little bit.
Do you all have any tips on what I should be thinking about when going over the poles? I'm not jumping, I don't know what the purpose of this is, but I want to do well.