I'm happy! I had my lesson today and it went super well. I was able to steer him (aka the horse, Brandon) fairly well. She had him and I going to the left instead of the right, and he's much naughtier when going to the left because for some reason he doesn't like to move. It's odd. But... I trotted! And practically fell off haha! He tripped and I went diving forward. But anywho. I was able to trot... and I steered him pretty well, and the trivial things like hands up and together, chin up, look ahead came a bit easier. I still screw up on them but it's coming. I'm going to practice on a chair, I've decided.
Oh, and she had me doing two point. It was... odd. And I mean it was hard. But I guess I looked pretty good? At times? It was kind of problematic because the pants I was wearing were WAY too low cut for me to be sticking my butt out. Yeah. It was really a problem. But I guess that's for jumping? I really want to jump. The idea of cantering scares me because apparently a lot of people fall off when they canter. I kind of want to fall off and get it over with, just to prove to myself I'll be ok. That makes no sense. But yeah. It was really fun! I have trouble keeping my heels down, but overall it came a lot easier and my instructor and mom seemed really impressed! And I trotted and did not fall off!
I'm so glad it went better. I was all afraid I wasn't cut out for this at all but this week it just came so much easier and felt a lot more natural. I mean I still made a lot of mistakes. But it came more naturally nonetheless. Oh, also, apparently I am the most horribly un-flexible person ever. Does anyone know of any exercises I could do to improve my flexibility and overall riding abilities? Merci beaucoup.