This is Ty and me at the end of our last lesson. We trotted together for the first time which was a bit unnerving to me as he’s part draft horse and part thoroughbred and 16.3 hands which, believe me, is big! But what a sweet fella!
I’m learning to ride English and right now, I’m learning to post while trotting while loosely holding onto the reins and hanging onto the saddle! I’m working on rhythmically posting as Ty’s trotting in a circle on a lead held by my teacher. Thank goodness she’s there to guide me and him as we work together. I’m happy to say that our goal was accomplished a few times, but I think I still have a long way to go. But I’m getting there which is good.
I haven’t given up riding Sam or Charlie. It just seems that Ty has a smoother gait while trotting which helps when you’re learning to post. I love how each horse is different and has his own quirks like people do. It makes for interesting connections! And as you can tell, my smile is always so big when I am at the farm after a lesson! There’s something so healing about riding horses. Their loving natures make my heart sing! Do you feel the same way?
Do you ride English or Western? I’ve trailed ridden Western years ago which I enjoyed. I wonder if I try to ride Western again on a trail will it be hard because it’s so different? Any horse people out there? Please share your experiences! Thank you!