I enjoy taking lessons soooo much! I'm glad you enjoyed your first. It is a real confidence builder!
As you go along in your lessons, you will learn that as a beginner, multitasking is difficult. Hands have to do this, feet have to do this, legs have to do that, oh wait! Don't look down! Keep the elbows tucked! Drop the hands! Chin up! Breathe, breathe, breathe!!!!!
It can be totally overwhelming.
It was for me. My instructor had no mercy.
Still doesn't. I recommend learning a cadence, or a short song. My instructor likes row, row, row your boat, and she'll sing it as she rides, especially going over jumps. You have to breathe in order to speak/sing, so it helps with keeping consistent breathing and rhythm. It's really helpful when learning to keep your trot to a specific rhythm.
I actually can't remember what I used to sing during my lessons, but I am sure I'll remember it next time I am trotting circles.