Struggling with riding lessons, maybe?

Lois Lame

Well-Known Member
11 May 2018
Yes, we can stay on.

I remember my old riding instructor telling me once that I could stay on, but now I had to learn everything else (or words to that effect).

Trouble is, he couldn't explain stuff to me. Not his fault. He wasn't a born teacher and never would be. He'd started out in the fashion business and somehow took up riding instruction at some stage. He could ride very well if he had a mind to, but he rarely had a mind to. He'd learnt in the cavalry - he'd been a Prussian officer.

Your start, Bob notacob, of being lead around parks and roads would have been lovely. You got the feel of a horse with none of the scary stuff.