So my best friend surprised me a few weeks ago by wanting to get up on my mare Honey. She hasn't ridden before - and the two times I've gotten her up on Honey, she's been frightened. I never expected the complete 180 I've been dealing with since the other week. She's now IN LOVE with riding Honey and has a little lesson after my rides - which has been really fun to do.
These photos are from her third ride on Honey. I was just editing my photos and had to stop and stare. I'm currently working on acceptance of contact with Honey, getting her working under herself more, and making her supple and the rhythm consistent in the walk and trot. I've been riding since I was 11, but have limitations so I can't help but feel a little miffed by my friend and how good she's looking already.
I know I'm teaching her well, so I should be proud that my hard work is reflecting in my horse and that my friend looks this good into her riding career! Haha!! Go away green eyed monster
Thanks for taking a look. My friend has recently joined the forum, so I'm sure you'll find ohmysem around here soon ^_^