First 'jumping' lesson, i'll be eventing in no time.
I was so inspired by all the event riders on this forum that I made the decision that I want to be able to do that! So tonight I took my first "jumping" lesson at an evening barn. Okay, so I only did trot poles but that's more than i'v ever done with reguards to furthering my potential jumping education so I think it's progress.
Plus, I got to have an actual lesson for the first time in 2 years and got to ride a horse other than my boy, who I love dearly but sometimes it's nice to ride a horse that knows what it's doing.
I'll be taking 1 lesson a month and the owner/instructor said it would be pretty repetitive and i'd almost be repeating the same lesson every month but i'm determined to practice what I did tonight with my horse and go back ready to improve next time.
The girl teaching my lesson even said that her horse wasn't used to someone getting on and knowing what they were doing which i'm sure was some kind of subtle compliment. Nice of her to say but i'm sure my bad habits came across more than anything.
I do have a question and I know I should probably put it to the general riding forum but i'm already posting so i'll just ask here.
In posting trot, which diagonal should I rise on? I have learnt this before but for the life of me I couldn't get it right tonight, it's like my brain and body weren't working together on that issue.