Both my instructor and I were so impressed with how well my husband did for his first lesson!!!!!! He was actually so relaxed he was able to trot just after a few mins. I think it helped that Chip, the horse he was riding is super laid back. After the lesson he admitted that I could get him out on a trail ride or two.. So I am SUPER happy. Now I am going to have to go shoot in a gun match this weekend. But it's really cool that we're willing to try each other's hobbies.