Last lesson tonight, very sad.
I won't be taking any lessons in the winter but will think about joining again come spring or summer next year.
We were fast trotting, posting trot, on the long side and jogging, sitting trot on the short sides. After a little while we started to put a sit trot circle at each corner. I was tense at the beginning but finally started to relax and felt it in the horse too. He was tired from being in the first group lesson and was always trying to stop. Once I started to keep squeezing more he moved better.
My legs were killing me!! The coach had to tell me several times to try to keep the lower leg steady, the one with the prosthesis.
I loped on the lesson horse tonight!! At first it was very strange. His lope was one of those short choppy kind of lopes, like you see on the show horses. I felt like I was going to get tossed out of the saddle. I did several lope transitions and finally started to feel more comfortable in the saddle near the end. I was still having a hard time keeping my butt planted in the saddle. I wasn't relaxing enough, the few times I remembered to relax I really felt the difference. I can see it in the videos my husband took too.
I will get post those once I put them together with last weeks lesson videos.
I will still be posting photos and videos and of course blogging about Cooper. Can't get good photos or videos in the indoor arena at the new barn. It's so dark there. But will try to put up what I can :)