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post #1 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Had my first Trot!

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to horse riding and horses. I'm slowly learning how to ride from my best friend (glad she has the patience to teach me) and the other day whilst on the lunge on my horse Seoul she decided to push me and try out her trot.
At first I was apprehensive and didnt want to spoil a really good ride, but once Seoul moved out and got into the trot I realised it wasn't as bad as I was thinking it would be.

I'm very proud of Seoul and myself, even if we only did half a circle of trot.

But to add more onto this story today (1/9/12) we did more trot work on the lunge together, stop and starting to get me used to it once again.
It took a little bit for Seoul to get into it as she was reading me and knowing how nervous I was again, but eventually we got there and did it for a little while.

I did however have trouble with my right leg/foot slipping from the stirrups at times, (seoul is a very up and down moving horse in her trot).

This is all my first time at trot work and even though some may think of it as a small feat, I'm really proud of Seoul and I.. and Chelle for knowing I can do more than I thought I could.

And I wanted to share this all with you.
So thank you for taking the time to read this little post. ^_^

Cheers, Sarah.
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 01:00 AM
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Hey, the trot is really the hardest part! Congrats on your accomplishment, and I love the name Seoul for a horse!
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post #3 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 01:30 AM
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yeah Sarah, and good on ya, Chelle.
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post #4 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 01:56 AM
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I taught a lungelesson this morning for a complete beginner. the boy was 10 and turned out he was so terrified of riding mac, even at a walk with me holding the leadline, that I though he might hyperventilate and faint , or throw up. So, after a few minutes, I told him that we wuould take a break and "play " with Mac later.
I put his sisters up and let them ride for abit, then took off all the gear (in a round pen) and the boy and I moved mac around in there. He was thrilled to be able to move mac, and to draw him into following him. So, he did some 'groundwork" and was not nearly as afraid. It worked out well. I am glad I did NOT push him to ride longer.

Sometimes, you DO push the student, and sometimes you don't . I good teacher knows when to , and when not.

You'll be trotting on your own in no time.!
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you both for reading and commenting ^_^

Yeah, Chelle had been trying to get me there for awhile but I kept putting it off with silly excuses, but I needed that push because afterwards I felt that it wasn't as scary as I first thought. I'm still getting use to it so it will take some time but I'm hoping to get there as soon as i can.
It's just a matter of trying to post and keep my foot in the stirrups etc etc a bit better. ^_^
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Good for you! I hope you carry on with your riding and you enjoy it!
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 08:37 AM
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Good for you. Kudos to your friend for getting you horseback, too.
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 01:18 PM
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ive been riding for years with thousands of miles. I still cant trot. Sold my last horse that did and been riding Walkers ever since.

Hey any ride you can walk away from is a good one.
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post #9 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 01:44 PM
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Aren't you amazed how folks here did not think it was stupid that you would herald and celebrate your small victory? The fact that you can be proud of yourself for such a small thing reminds us to stay fresh in our appreciation of each and every accomplishment that we have , with horses, and elsewhere.
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post #10 of 16 Old 09-01-2012, 03:42 PM
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Always be proud of the small things! Small steps get you far. Congrats on a successful ride and I hope you have many more!
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