Hey guys! I rode a 15 year old Thoroughbred mare named Ballet on saturday for the first time. My riding instructor really likes this mare, and really likes her for me. She's definitely going to challenge me! She doesn't have the muscle tone to be able to carry herself in frame for very long, so you'll see herself get in frame for a stride or two and then root out and not be able to hold it. She also has a lot of go, so she would take off a couple of times. But feel free to critique what you'd like. I'm not too sensitive. :]
I hadn't ridden in 9 months and hadn't had a lesson in about 2 years until recently! I've had about 5 or 6 lessons since my vacation, and here we are. Before now I was riding saddle seat and then just playing around on trails and such with friends(definitely not riding with the best eq.) I know at times I have a bit of a chair seat.
Also, do you guys think I look too big on her? I'm 5'10" and she's about 16 hands. I feel like she handles my leg well, but my torso looks disproportionate to her. Maybe I'm just weird.
EDIT: My instructor apologizes for the shaky shots in the first clip. Trying to instruct and film at the same time is difficult. Haha. :]