Greta did very well today! I actually had a "christening" of owning a first horse: I fell off! Totally my fault, I should've been paying attention. The shavings shed was being cleaned out and I kept having to coax Greta at a walk to just ignore the noise and go past it. Then I wasn't paying attention + a particulary loud noise + a sharp 180 = me on the ground with a loud "Oh!" haha! Yay!!! Instead of taking off, Greta politely stood still and looked back at me as if to say, "Um, Bre? You were supposed to stay on. Duh."
I felt quite embarrassed until I saw the look on the turkey's face. Cracked me up and totally made my day. Kodak moment!
And then sniffed me all over to make sure I was okay. I was flattered.
Got her to do a nice, swinging trot again, and I practiced sitting it. Absolutely lovely!
We will be starting up lessons again within the next few weeks. We will do some private lessons so we can get up to the same level as the group lessons and so my new instructor can see how we stand. I'm very excited! Don't know about Greta, though.... I know she was excited to get back into work after a week off! She deserved it.