Hello all, would have added this to my "Leg over" thread, but couldn't find it, due to the less than brilliant search function on GN!
Well, first lesson a couple of weeks ago on Tonto (apparently every new rider of my height and weight gets him), the instructor said that I wouldn't be riding him again.
So, turned up on Wednesday to be presented with a gorgeous Irish Sport horse (thoroughbred x Irish Draught) a heck of a step up from Tonto!
After a bit of a warm up (for the horse and me) doing turns on the forehand! Really chuffed that the instructor thought I was capable of that!
Sadly, currently get pretty out of puff when trotting, due to the COPD, and mounting and dismounting is less than elegant I've seen more elegance from a hippo on ice skates, BUT I'm doing it, at the age of 62, after a 30 year gap!
Sorry, probably boring or making no sense for non riders, but just wanted to share my
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