Thursday, February 12, 2009

Progressing along

Well, Chloe has been to three lessons at Coventry Farms and just loves it. They put her on a bombproof horse for her first lesson- Symphony- and found that she was a little beyond that.

The second week she rode Chocolate Chip and found it a little more challenging. Of course now she is learning to ride while standing in the stirrups and she is learning to post without stirrups. This girl will have some MAJOR thigh muscles before long! lol

They are still pretty much tacking up for her, even though she could do it herself- even the saddle. At Tina's, she couldn't lift the heavy Western saddle by herself, but now that she is using an English saddle, it isn't a problem. The English saddle is so much smaller and lighter. I told Chloe to ask politely next week if she could try tacking up by herself and letting them check once she is done. I know they mean well, but she wants to do it and won't learn properly unless they let her try.

This past week she rode Smokey, and will again next week. I guess Beth has found a good fit for Chloe. We didn't stay too long, just long enough to get some photos. If the weather cooperates on Saturday, I will be away and Rich will be taking Chloe to her lesson- but I am sure I will hear all about it in great detail once I get home!

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