I had my first lesson two days ago, on Sunday. My instructor is really lovely, and the horse I rode is called Toby (short for Toblerone), and couldn't tell you at all what breed it was. It was white with some tiny specks of greyish through it. We started off walking, and switching reins. Then we did 20m and 10m circles. We then did rising trot for a bit, and 20 and 10 m circles whilst trotting. Then we walked for a bit, along a little lane, to cool down the horse's muscles and things, whilst two ponies in a field we passed tormented poor Toby. Mean things. All in all it was a lovely lesson, and I absolutely can't wait to go again this Sunday. Also, Does anyone in the Belfast/Lisburn/Carryduff area know of a good place to get riding boots ( and possibly a hat) What did anyone else do on their first lesson? Evelyn.