Well I have had about 8 lessons now my last two were in a group. I have to say I much prefer it in the group even though i'm the only boy and the least experienced by far.
I have tried to canter both times in the group the first time I failed miserably, but today I cracked it, TWICE lol. I found actually cantering was the easy bit it is getting the horse to canter that was more difficult.
I'm not sure if it is a standard way of getting a horse to canter but we have to go into it while going into a corner, is this the normal way? can you go into canter by going in a straight line?
Still really struggleing to turn the horse with my legs, and I have a tendancy to loose my balance and bounce around in the saddle a bit and also to rise to high in the rising trott.
I'm also a bit unsure about how to keep myself in the saddle, should I be gripping with my legs or putting my weight in the stirups? I am also finding that my feet slide out of the stirups quite easily, anyone know how i can stop this from happening?
I reckon I am set on a pair of jods rather than breeches too. Its just plucking up the curage to buy and wear them now