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post #1 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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First ever riding lesson(: [Pic Heavy]

On April 24th, 2013 I had my first ever riding lesson! I've wanted a horse since about 3 to 4 years of age and have wanted to take professional riding lessons for the past 6 years (I'm just about to turn 20 years old). Finally, one of my dreams has finally came true. ^-^ I'm taking Hunter/Jumper lessons at a pretty top notch facility and I absolutely love it.

I will be posting quite a few photos, but please note:
1.) This was my first ever lesson, so this was the first time I was getting any kind of coaching.
2.) This was my third time ever riding English style (I've ridden trails in Western for fun).
3.) I know my faults and I'm aware I have a LOT to learn at this point.

If you would like to give constructive criticism, feel free, but keep the above points in mind. I'm not going to look amazing overnight and I'm confident my instructor will do a phenomenal job teaching me.

The things I know I need to work on:
1.) Keeping my leg farther back
2.) Keeping those pesky hands up
3.) Not posting so vertically (if anyone has advice for this, please share...I'm not sure why I was so, er, vertical).

Without further-ado, the pictures:

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I did get to post trot off the lunge line, but one of the boarders were introducing themselves to my mother distracting her from her camera duties--so I didn't get photos from that portion of the lesson. My instructor said when I was off the lunge line, I wasn't posting so high up and my leg did improve a bit (but of course, I don't know how much XD). She also noted that it shouldn't be too terribly long before I'm able to begin cantering and eventually jumping.

So along with my "problems" I did have my couple strengths which my instructor said were:
1.) Being in control of the horse
And
2.) Using my eyes to visualize where I want to go and to "steer" the horse in that direction.

Anywhoo...that was my big day that I had been waiting to happen for years now! It was a big jump for me as I'm normally a bit intimidated by being in front of people, but found that once I really start focusing, the people around me "vanish", more or less. My next private lesson in scheduled for this upcoming Thursday and I'm already counting down the hours. ^-^

Thank you for looking!(:
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 01:26 PM
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Lookin' good!

Pshh....I don't procrastinate, I just do unimportant things VERY productively!

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 06:30 PM
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You look so happy! If this is your first lesson it looks like you're a natural.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 08:01 PM
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You looked great!
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Lookin' good!
Thank you!
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for all the kind words!(:
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-27-2013, 10:33 PM
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There are a lot of people who cannot stand straight up in the stirrups after a year of riding. You have a fantastic center of balance. Well done!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-28-2013, 07:27 AM
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wowies awesome!
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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Well done!
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