First lesson today. I could not be more glad that I am finally getting help from this trainer. She is so helpful, friendly, knowledgable and experienced. She is exactly what I need. Already I can feel my confidence starting to improve. I don't feel fear or unconfidence when I'm with her-if she tells me to do something, I don't even question that it might not be possible because if she said I can do it, then I know I can.
She also said that she didn't think I was doing all that badly, and then when I told her that I always just THINK I'm doing horribly, she said that my ability to criticize myself and ask "What am I doing wrong?" is a very good thing, and it's a very trainer-like state of mind. She said a lot of people would have just looked at the horse and said: "This is a crappy horse" instead of figuring out what they were doing wrong.
Another lesson next week, I cannot wait.
Last edited by AllThePrettyHorses; 09-25-2011 at 12:30 PM.