Look what I've been up too.
I had my first riding lesson today. I rode Sam. He felt absolutely enormous and the ground looked a long way away.
I haven't done anything as scary in ages. I felt like Sam was going to bounce me right off. I hung on tight and didn't have to steer because I was on the lunge rein.
My favourite thing was walking around practising my steering and stopping using my legs and backside as well as my hands.
I did great for my first ride in about 20 years (is it that long??!!). Sam was a very good boy but was very pleased to be allowed to go back to his paddock because all of the other horses had their tea while he had to go for a ride instead. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to trot without terror (and don't mention cantering) but I'm having another lesson next week.