Alrighty so update on the lessons. Let me just say that I was very frustrated about my lesson on Saturday. No matter how I used my inside leg, the horse would not stop spiraling into a smaller and smaller circle! But I did receive decent instruction aside from the fact they wanted me to give the ouside rein on circles... umm no.
The second lesson turned out to be two hours, one way, away. I met with this potential instructor and I managed to walk, trot, and canter (though the canter wasn't that great on my end.. my butt got some air time) in her outdoor arena as well as on the beach. I learned so much, especially how much I've been taking the reins but not giving, eventhough my hands were still they still grabbed. And how my arms need to just drape down instead of being held up (as previous instructors drilled into me) and the same goes for my thighs too.
I took some video and found that I'm not a horrible rider but when I'm up there I get very tense and so then the horse gets tense and it gets worse and worse. I hope that I'll one day be able to accept that I'm completely fine, instead of worrying.
So I definitely preferred the second lesson over the first one, aside from the distance. My mom came with and wasn't impressed with the distance.. but it was the most quality lesson I've ever had in my life, so I'm willing to go there to get them!
I've asked the instructor if I'm able to come out every 3 weeks. Hopefully she allows that since it took, no joke, 4/5 of a tank for the entire trip. But it was sooo quality!
"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Last edited by Skyseternalangel; 06-23-2013 at 05:26 PM.