Rum4, I kept the ride at a walk and for a short time (for me anyways). Theory was to keep them wanting more, and hubby gets uncomfortable riding at a trot. Hopefully as he becomes more relaxed and confident, he will figure it out how to position himself (?). Would love to pick up the pace a bit, but am so over the top happy that he wants to ride, I'll stay at the walk to have him with me. Hoping to do some camping (I've done it without him) as a couple. That , I think, would be my "heaven". To ride good horses with the man I love, sleeping under the stars and listening to the horses snort and all.
PaintedHorseMares, yes you are so right. I kept my mouth shut. Don is not a show off, and not a child. He let me know earlier before the ride, that if he needed any help he would ask. That was my warning to zip it. I actually was able to! LOL! He did superbly on my mare, who can be a bit of a wench when close to home and not wanting to stand and wait for others to catch up (my horses really walk out, so we do have to occasionally wait for the rest to catch up). He figured out what to do, and she gave up giving her opinion to him. I was so proud of both of them!
ChevyPrincess, that is fantastic! Get him hooked! LOL! I'm having fun looking around for a more comfy and larger saddle for Don. It will be a western, and so far I like the feel and quality of the Crates. After I find one, then it'll be up to Don on how it feels to him. I'll just do the "shopping around" for him. It is just too much fun! **** that we are coming into hunting season here. That will give us only Sundays to ride. But looking forward to next spring. Riding after work almost everyday with him will be wonderful!
Can you tell that I'm still so stoked! LOL!