So I recently had my first lesson in a long time. I haven't had a lesson on a school horse since before I got my mare, so atleast 5 years, and its been almost 2 years since I was getting weekly lessons on my own horse.
The lesson was on an older retired draft-cross eventer and he was amazing. It was a massive difference between him and my little Arabs. I was surprised how many bad habits I had developed because of my time off from riding (because of my surgery) and the time off from lessons. Also I haven't ridden in a jumping saddle (I believe that's what it was, or an AP) in 5 years so it was another big difference from my dressage saddle.
I have another lesson in 2 weeks and I'm super excited. I'm hoping to get my parents to take pictures next time so I can see what I'm doing.