Photo by Heidi Nyland, The Whole Picture, LLC
Is he a handsome feller or what? Sharon and I set my first lesson for this coming Saturday. On one hand, I'm absolutely excited and can't wait. On the other hand, I'm terrified. I've never had a riding lesson (at least not that I can remember - my godmother had me up on Flame when I was just a young 'un, but I don't remember any lessons). Anyway, I've never had a riding lesson - what if I don't get it?
Don't laugh. I'm really terrified about being a totally uncoordinated doofus. I don't speak the language; hell, I don't even understand English tack. That God for Sharon during Horse Master. We had three English riders and since I was the Horse Grip, I was supposed to be able to help with tack adjustments and such. I know I looked like a deer in headlights. She took pity on me and gave me some very, very basic lessons on the tack.
I really want to do this, and know that it will help me, but now that it's almost here. Well, that's a whole 'nother story.
Mom's going with me to video tape and take pictures. I just hope Manassis doesn't give his mommy a bad report about my attempt at riding.
Picture by Heidi Nyland, The Whole Picture, LLC