So... crazy update!
Apparently I was ready* for some lateral work. Ladies and gents, I did haunches in, haunches out, canter to halt transitions, halt to canter transitions, lots of trotting, lots of cantering, and apparently I'm going to try my hand at small cross rails next week.
I have never felt this confident! I'm just learning these lateral movements but the horse (who feels like a pony in comparison to Sky lol) is very schooled and ever so attentive. I was really proud of myself this weekend!
I need to get video.. will drag someone with next week as I went solo this time.
Hahahahah...I should have read the entire thread! Good for you!! Enjoy. Now I'll go back and read your progress. :)