Mystic and I had our first dressage lesson today. I have been so excited to start with him! I am taking two a month and since Alanna doesnt have anything to ride she is taking 2 a month on him also on the weeks that I am not so he will get consistent lessons. I dont think I have ever been this excited. I feel like at this point I finally have my dream horse. I feel like we will get somewhere in our showing career and will do great at the same time, we wont be stuck doing training level. I know that I cannot get him to his full dressage potential without help and am so thankful to have found such a great trainer that is in his barn to get lessons from!
Just seeing the progress we made in just one lesson amazes me! And I can actually feel the changes in stuff that we are working on so I can really differentiate when I am asking correctly vs using to much rein not enough leg, etc. Its also very nice to just have someone there telling you to do something then keeping onto you about it. Even though I understand what she is saying its just like old habits. Because I have been doing it so long sometimes you slip back into it and dont really realize it. When you have someone continuously reminding you of it you think about it more stay on top of it easier. That is the way I am at least. Now I have a little bit of time to work on what we worked on today and hope to show her our improvement in our next lesson!
On another note I am sending in our entries for both the state fair and the next dressage show this week :) YAY! I cant wait!