Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
• Horses: 0
Am I ready?
So, when I was younger I used to take English lessons, but never got past the trot. This was over 10 years ago.
I just started taking English lessons again. I have had 4 lessons. The first lesson I just went over being reminded how to groom and tack, mount, hold reigns, walk, stop, and post while walking. Very basic, but important.
After my second lesson I began to trot. I am very comfortable with it. It's all coming back to me!
My friend rides at a stable that does trail rides. She is allowed to take the trails by herself and has asked me to go with her.
I am not really afraid of controlling the horse. I remember the basics, and these horses are pretty much bomb proof.
If she wanted to canter, would I be able to do it? I haven't ever cantered in an English saddle. Or should I ask my trainer to go over it with me before I hit a trail??