My daughter had her very first riding lesson on Saturday and I am just so proud of her. I knew she would do well but she did so much better than I was even expecting. Hunter is 8 years old, she has asthma, so any sports that require her to move around a lot are pretty much out of the question, especially in such a dusty state. Horseback riding turned out to be a good match for her. She never even had her feet in the stirrups because they don't quite reach yet, but her balance was perfect the whole time. I was a little surprised when she had her trot. I didn't think she would for her first lesson, she's only ever walked while being led. She never grabbed the horn, she only put her hands down when Sky would stop. She held on to the reins like a champ.
I took some video when I noticed she was trotting and I just had to share. You can't see in the video but she has a huge smile on her face while she's trotting.