I had my third riding lesson today and had a lot of fun. I rode a different horse and we worked on the basics like turning and controlling the horse. She then put me on a line and we cantered a bit, which was so much fun! Kind of scary at first, but I did it. So while I was riding, the instructor was telling me the different gaits and stuff. She said that the walk was a 4 beat gait, and that the trot was a 3? Not really sure. Can someone explain that to me? So when the rear left hoof goes forward, the front left hoof also goes forward at the walk?
Cantering on your third lesson? Seems a little too fast, unless you happen to catch onto things super easy! Posted via Mobile Device
My lesson instructor said that I had a good seat on my first lesson and I caught on really fast. My riding lessons are also longer than the normal. They are about 2 hours long. So in a way I would be on my 6th..if that makes sense. She had the horse on a line though, so I didn't have to worry about controlling the horse.
So far I've walked(lol), trotted and cantered. She said that I had a good seat and that I was a natural rider and that I caught on fast (not trying to brag), so she asked me if I wanted to trot. I sat it well. My third lesson I did mostly walking and trotting, but then she asked me if I wanted to canter a bit. She put the horse on the line and she had me just trotting for a couple of minutes..and then off we went. She told me to sit more back in the saddle before he cantered and said that I had good balance(or something like that) while we were cantering.
I think it's just because my lessons are long.
Always Behind- Thanks! I am having a lot of fun with them..but have a hard time waiting a week until my next one :)