So this is my second week of lessons. And last week I rode alexa, who is a top level dressage horse. But what I really wanted to do (at least for now) is ride hunt seat and do some jumping, so yesterday Susan put me on Charlie.
Gorgeous! I think I'm in love! He is a dark bay, and he's super huuuuuge. he's like 17 hands, no joke. well... Maybe not quite that, but anyway, he's big. He's 1/8 draft and the rest thoroughbred I think. And he's 9 i think she said. Anyway, I did some circles, and then she let me jump, and I was only jumping like six inches to a foot, but he was like. Dude. I'm a top eventer. JUMP ME. So she laughed and said it looked like we would have to go bigger or he wouldn't take it seriously. So she put me up to 3 feet. My first time EVER jumping. It was awesome. And she said next time we'll go higher. EEP! yay though! Anyway, he's a sweetie. Then I did my hunt seat eq. and she said I look awesome. I really struggle with keeping my hands closed though, which is probably a western thing. She said other than that she would never know that I hadn't had lessons before. YAY! thanks to all you guys! lol. Anyway, just wanted to share, cause it was super fun. And, if charlie disappears from their stable, it wasn't me. *sneaky eyes* ha.
To rein a horse is not only to guide him,
but also to control his every movement.