Had a lesson last night.

TheresaW

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As my mare is out of action at the moment, a friend said I could have a lesson on her pony. He is a Section D and I have hacked him out a few times.

At the beginning of every lesson, instructor asks what we want to get out of todays lesson. I am not a confident rider, although I will try and ride different horses/ponies when I can. Me and friends often swap. Anyway, of all the ones I ride, this one makes me the most nervous. He can be very sharp and I have seen him rear when he doesn't get his own way. I told instructor that I wanted to get some confidence with him.

Lesson went really well. He was quite nappy, which I was pleased about as it gave us something to work with, and I dealt with everything with no real problems.

At the end of the lesson, we were chatting, and she told me that I rode him better than I ride Dolly. I asked her if I will "get it" with Doll, and she said there is no reason why not.

Anyone else had this? I'm thinking that maybe as I know Doll inside out, I don't really ride her properly anymore. This is obviously something we can work on. But what if we just aren't suited?
 

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Rubbish - I have seen you ride her and you are both well suited.

You both hack out well - its when you equate lessons and schooling as work that it can all get a bit demoralising. Once you can start having regular lessons on her you will be able guage progress in the school. It is difficult if you have to stop and start as you always seem to be covering the same ground as you are always starting from the beginning.
 

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Anyway, of all the ones I ride, this one makes me the most nervous.

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Even more than Stinky? Good god he must be a handful!

Glad lesson went well, you can now put into practice what you learned on his lordship.

As far as not suited for Doll - no way - you are fine, as your instructor said, you just need to work on things. Maybe a swig or two of sloe gin before getting onboard - used to work a treat for me when taking my life into my hands hunting Breeze.
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