I had 2 lessons in one day because I had a make-up and it was the only time we could fit it in! Exhausting, but a good exhausting.
During the first lesson, we rode a lot of patterns. Our instructor asked us to make up a pattern so the horses don't get too used to riding the Intro B test, the one most commonly used at IDA shows. This time, it was a pretty difficult one with cantering, 4-loop serpentines, and standing down the long side. I discovered I don't do very well with standing at the trot. I keep falling back into the saddle and can't really hold myself up long enough. But we'll work on that! But for the most part, it went well. We also did ride the Intro B test. We discovered that both my lesson buddy and I aren't making our circles very even, so we rode in circles for a while at the trot to just get those even. I was riding Molly, my favorite pony. She's a stubborn one, but I felt pretty proud because by now, we have a "relationship," and I don't even need to touch her with the dressage whip, whereas I used to need to really give her a smack.
The second lesson, we rode the pattern we made in the morning again and did a lot of cantering. Wasn't much to report there. It was the last lesson for the year and I hope to have something lined up for summer, but I will miss the team. I'll be back next year though! I'll start a separate journal for summer. Pictures of my lesson coming tomorrow!