My barn started a weekly ladies night. For $10, one of the more experienced riders will teach a clinic on groundwork or riding in a topic of her choosing. Last week, we worked on halter and showmanship. We had a ton of fun, and it gave me a good intro into showmanship, which is one of the classes I'll be focusing on this season. This week we're supposed to be riding, should be fun.
My husband surprised me and came to the barn with me on Sunday, he's very non-horsey. I was riding for a bit and decided to ask him when he'd want to try. I was shocked when he said yes! I gave him a quick intro on walk / stop cues and steering, and he walked her around for about ten minutes. As soon as he got off he started asking about when we're going to buy her, lol!
I have my first lesson with our barn trainer Friday night, I love her as a person but her instruction style doesn't really suit me (I've watched a lot of her lessons). I know I'll learn a ton from her and am looking forward to them, just hope our personalities don't get in the way. I just have to remember not to take anything she says too personal, we need a coach for show season and because I don't yet own my horse, she's my only option.