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Riding Lessons: What Are You Learning?

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        11-05-2008, 04:15 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I felt that way about my lessons too. After I rode a couple other horses I realized I needed more practice and learning.
         
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        11-06-2008, 02:25 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I had a dream last night and it was about my lessons and I was like ok then our instructor told us to go to different places for what we needed to work on and so then she came to me and was like you get to go work on driving(like a car) with her daughter to be my teacher and I was like ummm. Ok...i kinda wanted to do something on a horse but ok whatever. And right before that dream--i switched dreams--weird...in the same night-this was all last nights dream/s well before that dream I was walking my dog then my mom was in the car and she said we had to go idk why don't ask me and so I got in the passenger seat and then I was like I will contnue to walk my dog with her out of the car and I will hold her leash out the window and so then my mom gets out of the car while it is driving and I like oh no it can't go strait anymore! So I had to take the wheel and then I had to make a stop so idk I somehow got across the street and so then in the dream with me learning how to drive then her daughter was in my garage in the truck I was learning to drive in and she was trying to get out of the garage and she kept hitting our said boat and then she knocked it off the whatever it was on and I was liek thanks!! Now my parents don't have to take it off! --cause they kept saying they have to so then they can ut it in the basement--?? Yeah this is really long sorry. But It means I got to think of somethign to work on in lessons. Lol.

    You don't have to read this....its long and kinda pointless.
         
        11-10-2008, 08:53 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    My mother is a riding instructor so I have basicly been getting lessons since day one. The one thing that she told me that really sticks with me is that you can never know it all. Someone else can always teach you something new, or there way of doing thing may work better in a certian situation. So I guess what I am saying is stick with lessons!
         
        11-16-2008, 07:46 PM
      #14
    Foal
    I have private lessons, thank goodness (And thank my hubby's paycheck!) and we are working on just getting the cues that I need to give the horse. Very basic. Oh, and staying on him, of course! :)
         
        11-16-2008, 07:47 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by midnight_rider13    
    I felt that way about my lessons too. After I rode a couple other horses I realized I needed more practice and learning.
    Totally!!
         
        11-16-2008, 08:58 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by Moxie    
    Everyone's post made perfect sense! I am just getting a little bored with the same ole same ole. We ride around a bit, do some circles, I try and maintain a trot and work up the courage to lope.. lol... Maybe I just wanna be the best, too fast.
    Do you play games? We do a variety of things in lessons. Sometimes we work in the round pen, sometimes we go into the woods at the front of the trainer's house, sometimes we go out back, and sometimes we go on long walks.

    In the arena we sometimes have contests or play games. My daughter and I are the only ones in the class with our trainer so it's just the three of us. We sometimes play games with swim noodles where we, well, bang each other with the swim noodles. We sometimes play catch with balls too. He who drops the ball loses. The games are a blast but they serve the purposes of getting the horses used to very strange things and teach us to handle our horses when we're doing other things. Today we learned to step up and down a 3' drop off. We've taken some very steep hills. It's nice to mix things up so we don't get bored doing the same old things.
         
        11-16-2008, 09:02 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Games would be awesome! I should suggest something like that to my trainer. Last week we did a pole. Yes... Just one. Lol I don't know, I just feel like I'm paying just to ride. I don't feel like I'm getting a whole lot of instruction. My trainer will say every once in awhile, "Keep your hands low, tilt your pelvis... yada yada yada"

    Bleh.
         
        11-16-2008, 09:09 PM
      #18
    Started
    Our trainer does things like throw PVC pipes into the arena We'll put things in the arena and make a sort of obstacle course. We like to tease our instructor about how we can make fewer mistakes than he makes. We always start sessions with the basics like back, circles, turns, and emergency stop. It's fun to mix up things a lot. Often it feels more like we're just playing and having fun than having a lesson but we are learning a lot. It's a whole lot of fun and it's a wonderful Mommy-daughter thing to do together.
         
        11-16-2008, 09:20 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joshie    
    Our trainer does things like throw PVC pipes into the arena We'll put things in the arena and make a sort of obstacle course. We like to tease our instructor about how we can make fewer mistakes than he makes. We always start sessions with the basics like back, circles, turns, and emergency stop. It's fun to mix up things a lot. Often it feels more like we're just playing and having fun than having a lesson but we are learning a lot. It's a whole lot of fun and it's a wonderful Mommy-daughter thing to do together.
    I take lessons at the same time my daughters do, and usually in the same arena. It IS a great mommy-daughter thing. We do games, too, like red light/green light and Simon Says. My girls love it when they beat me and Hank. (Something weird about a half Thoroughbred who doesn't want to win. Sigh...)
         
        11-16-2008, 09:48 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Ya.....my instructor (when I have a lesson....not often) watches and talks alot about random life stuff. I have found that to be true from almost every lesson....they just like to talk but I feel like im never learning anything. I feel like I can focus more when im on a trail ride with a friend.
         

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