Tuesday was a pretty good ride, I did much better at sitting in the saddle but my posture was all wonky so it didn't work out right. I was riding a horse that I really like, though, so it was easier to mess up on him. The horse that I normally ride takes off with me when I mess up, so I really have to get it right when I ride her!
Thursday's lesson was spectacular! I lucked into a about 10 minutes of private instruction since half of my lesson girls were absent. When I got there the barn was empty, and I asked my instructor if she was teaching still and she said yes and that she'd ride with me, so that was nice :)
Then we worked a ton on my posture, which is correct now! I'm not saying it's perfect or show-worthy, but it's correct which makes my ride so much better. Then we cantered and I sat on my seat bones correctly and didn't flop around in the saddle or anything like that, and my horse and I were both happy with each other (me that he wasn't taking off, and him that I wasn't slamming down on his back because of improper posture!).
She said that this lesson was one of my best so far and made it sound like we came a long way, so I was a very happy girl :)
Next week I'll probably be back on my regular horse, unless my instructor wants to keep me on this recent one. I trust her, so whatever she chooses is fine with me. It's most likely that I'll be riding my old, regular horse because the only reason I rode a different one was because she threw a shoe. Also, the new horse's owner is going to start riding him more often because she's going to try to show him, I think.
Brookie: Daddy's girl and proud!