OK, so today we did some talking, and there is a rule at least about lungeing (there was a lady lungeing her horse in the middle of five people trying to ride), and it was being broken. I don't know if there's a rule about pleasure riding. There really doesn't seem to be.
I far prefer Friday afternoons (like today) when it's just me and maybe two other people. Much quieter.
Anyway, we did some work with the instructor lungeing Hook at a canter. I thought I was probably going to fall off and die, and we only did a few tries, but we're going to keep doing that. I have a video and holy cow my feet look awful (toes way out) so I need to work on that, but I also want to get the feel for the canter, and that seems to be helping. So, I'm glad.