I am on the Eastern Shore of Va. It in the 80's lately, near 90's. TMI I am also going thru change of live time, so even temps in the 70's turn me into a soaking wet mess. I have been able to deal with temps in the 60's, so I can't wait for real fall weather.
Thanks about doing good at the lesson. You will too! I started a little bit before you, so you will get there! I also push myself outside of the box, then come back inside the box. Each and every lesson we do something outside of my comfort zone. I have to or I will never do it.
I have a soft saddle by cashel, that I normally use, and just got the Black Forrest treeless saddle. So both that I use are close contact, I can feel her movements very well. Love those saddles. I have tried treed saddles, lots of them and I just can't stand them. I feel like I am riding a big block of wood. I do sometimes ride bareback also. I want to feel the horse.
Next week's lesson we are taking the hafie out of the arena. I think we will just work around the yard, and across the street in a field. In Oct we are going to take her on a trail and to the beach.
I am (once I can tolerate the temperatures) going to start working on the little pinto pony.
When is your next lesson?