First "Independent" ride

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    11-15-2010, 04:18 PM
First "Independent" ride

I just had to share. Yesterday, our instructor allowed my husband and I to pay a reduced rate and take our lesson horses out all by ourselves. We've been taking lessons for 1.5 years and have reached the point where she felt we were capable of riding without "supervision".

We tacked up our lesson horses and started in the indoor ring and then headed out into the empty fields and trails around the farm.

We had a blast.

Hubby had no problems at all with his lesson horse. Mine tested me a few times but I handled it. He has a tendency to refuse to move forward and starts backing up when we start going away from the barn. I just kept turning him in circles until he realized it was just easier to move forward. I've come pretty far. I used to pull back on the reins when he backed up.

The weather was wonderful and the trees still had colorful leaves on them so it was perfect riding weather.

The fact that our instructor felt confident in our abilities meant a lot as well.

We still have a lot to learn and will continue to take lessons but it is nice to know that we will be given the option to just go out and enjoy a ride every now and then!
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    11-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Very cool, congratulations.
    11-15-2010, 04:53 PM
*Tear* I'm so proud of yall, no really Congrats! My first independent ride I ever did was Great as well, glad to hear yall's did too!
    11-15-2010, 05:17 PM
Congrats! I know that it's a wonderful feeling of freedom.

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