I had my second lesson at the other school today & what a difference! Lucky me, we were indoors. I had a lovely great cob called Duchess, but I think it might have been a tad early for her
I had fab time! We did cantering today
My new (and very lovely instructor!) said my transitions from walk to trot & canter were really good!
Iím chuffed to bits as she also said my seat is good too, knees in the right place etc but (thereís always a but!) Iím having trouble with keeping my toes in. She said I shouldnít worry too much about it yet as I still have to let my muscles & tendons get used to the new position. I got cross with myself when the stirrups slipped
so I got told to chill!
My instructor had a good talk to me towards the end about positive mental attitude and to stop saying sorry to the horse all the time
She said a bit more canter work and then straight on the pole work! She wants me jumping as soon as poss.
I think itís a confidence thing & because Iím conscious of my problem areas she doesnít want to dwell on them, keep moving forward and itíll all fall into place.
Iím so please she wants to push me along; sheís given me a massive boost today. Itís what I need otherwise I get board. I canít wait for the Jumping bit!
I love my new instructor! It changed my whole attitude and as she was so positive and relaxed, so was I. The horses seemed much happier than the other place, really fussed over and well looked after. So Iím booked to go back next Wednesday (canít afford to go more often at the moment
) Iíve got to phone the other school and cancel.
Ok, I know, I knowÖIíll shut up now. Can you tell Iím a tiny bit happy?
Legs stilll ache really badly but I managed to get them shut so I could drive home this time! PMSL