Abby was a bit nervous the night before her first lesson. More about the location change than anything else. She's been for horse camp the past two years at the stable Grandma Sandi's horse is at. Not to mention the countless visits she's made there to visit and ride Star. All this, of course, to say she's comfortable there. This would be a trip into the unknown.
Of course once she got there and began her pre-lesson routine of grooming her horse it was all good. Abby's horse was named Pride and she seemed to do well with the grooming. I missed most of it so I could fill out the required paperwork and hand over the cheque for the first month.
Mike and I were beyond pleased with the experience. The teacher is fabulous with the kids (there's only 3 kids in the class; Abby, Maddie and another little girl) and she's already teaching them the fundamentals. By the end of the lesson today Abby had attempted to maneuver Pride around a couple of little obstacles all by herself. The rest of the class she is led by a (grand)parent. I'm already looking forward to next week's lesson.