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post #1 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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First lesson!

I am taking my first lesson in about 10 years in an hour! I consider myself an advanced rider and I own my own horse. Everything I know about riding has been self taught, trial and error or imitation of what I see other people doing. I'm excited to learn from an instructor with a really good résumé. Just thought I'd share my excitement!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 11:10 AM
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Just be aware you might have a lot of faults if you've never had a lesson (Not meant as an offence.) But don't feel bad... Being self taught is quite a feat!
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 11:47 AM
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That's great! I'm sure you will learn a lot of new things.
Let us know how it went. :)
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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Hi and welcome.

I started riding almost 2 years ago, and was very unbalanced in the seat. Started taking lessons and found out Ii had a lot to learn.

Enjoy your lesson!
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-14-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I had a really good time! That hour went by too fast! She said that I had great posture and my hands were good, but I need to work on keeping them closed. She recommended putting pebbles in my hands while I'm riding.
I am hoping I can use my own horse in lessons soon. The lesson barn is so close to where I board I could just ride him up the road. It's less than a mile.
Over all though, she said I did extremely well and she's going to put me on a more challenging horse next time. She said I just need to "clean up" my riding a little bit, which I already knew. I had fun and can't wait til the next one!
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