In all the excitement of the dressage I’ve been a lil slack sharing our Side Saddle lesson last week.
It’s been on my wishlist for years to try it and I promised myself when I bought BJ that we’d start within a year, well, 5 months in and we had a lesson booked.
I’m very lucky to be round the corner from Clare Simper and arranged for her to visit us for a lesson. And I’m so glad I did.
Clare is a fantastic teacher, supportive, encouraging and extremely knowledgeable. She gave BJ plenty of time and didn’t push either of us.
He took to it well, a little worried (no change there!) but he took it all in his stride, this little pony really does do everything asked of him and always tries his hardest.
It’s far from the glamorous pursuit that every period drama will have you believe, but I really enjoyed it, I was super tired after paying so much attention, and it was well worth it.
We’ll definitely be doing it again, but first I’ll be booking a lesson with Clare’s schoolmaster so I can help BJ more next time with this new skill!
So, here’s a lil video of the day, I hope you enjoy, and as always, thanks for reading guys xoxo