I sent my horse to the trainer
I have had my horse for one year this month. When I got him I started saving my dollars for some training time on him. We have made such good progress in the last year that I was not really sure if I wanted to send him or not after all. But I had my little savings envelope so off he went. I figured it is a good time of year to take a break from riding too.
He was there for three days and I went and had a lesson on him. Already I felt a difference in his responsiveness and calmness. Not kidding! It must have been all that good preparation I have been doing, right :)
I wish the trainers were not so far away because I can see I need to commit to the lessons with him. I need to learn almost more than he needs to learn, I think. When to be firm and when to release, to relax my legs,
ride straight, etc. etc. I thought I was doing okay but they gave me lots to work on in one lesson. It is so much fun to feel progress with your horse that I had to write this post!