Husband's first riding lesson!

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  1. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    So jealous... I wish mine would want to ride..
     
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    cassandra01000 Senior Member

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    Yayyy!! That’s awesome I don’t think I will ever see mine on a horse lol would be nice though.
     
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  3. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Still waiting on my hubby to do the same....
     
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  4. Winchester

    Winchester Senior Member

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    Yep that's mine's biggest issue: he doesn't want to pay for someone else to teach him what I could teach for free! Except my horse and saddle are not beginner-friendly at all and I hate teaching him anything because there's an ego dynamic involved when it's us. :ROFLMAO: So I said lessons or bust!

    I'm being very cautious of this... I booked his first lesson because I know folks in the industry but I'm letting him set his own pace and book his future lessons from now on. I want him to want it on his own terms, not just because it's my passion! I'm not putting any pressure on this very gossamer-fine interest to prevent dissolving it :sneaky:
     
  5. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Congratulations! I hope he stays with it and you are eventually able to gallop across fields together!

    A big part of my partnership with my husband is the equines, it is how we spend time together doing what we both enjoy.
     
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  6. lucky_pine

    lucky_pine Senior Member

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    I'm lucky that my husband rides with me. It's not his favorite thing to do, but he does enjoy a trail ride here and there. Fingers crossed your's sticks with it!
     
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  7. JinxedDream

    JinxedDream Senior Member

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    That's awesome. My BF would ride if I could get around to getting his horse legged up. Nothing crazy, just basic walking trails.

    He hold my horses for the farrier and for that alone I love him. He also feeds my horses in the winter and in general is relatively helpful.

    I doubt he'd ever take lessons but he wants to do the games at the local fair so he's going to have to do something.
     
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  8. bsaz

    bsaz Senior Member

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    Just FWIW...works both ways. We have three horses. My wife rides about 6 times a year. She enjoys it when she does go, just rarely feels like it. But she likes horses, which is huge. Just doesn't feel a great desire to RIDE them. OTOH, if one gets sick or hurt, her RN side kicks in and she'll cheerfully tend the injured horse a half-dozen times a day. Figure I ought to be glad for that!
     
  9. Winchester

    Winchester Senior Member

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    Well, husband seems to have come down with some level of riding bug?! :eek2: He took a break from western lessons in order to take care of me after my knee surgery, and then requested if I could teach him some more on Vesper to get me out to the barn and opportunities to visit her (and exercise her!) while I'm recovering.

    He's ridden her 3 times in the last 2 weeks, requested to continue doing 2x per week, bought himself a real riding helmet today and is casually keeping his eye out for a western saddle! I.... don't know who this man is who has replaced my husband but I love it! :cheerleader:

    He is really enjoying riding Vesper; she's really quiet when in the tiny indoor arena so I'm comfortable giving him lessons in there. He's picking things up so darned quickly and I'm so proud of him. He loves the feeling of progressing and enjoys how sensitive Vesper is - the western lesson horse he was riding is pretty dead-sided and he was getting exhausted just trying to get it to jog. My dressage saddle doesn't fit him very well but it's temporary. He has some goals that he's working towards.

    He's going to take some more western lessons through the winter as well as riding "my way". My barn manager was joking that he's going to steal my horse! :ROFLMAO:

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  10. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    It is hard teaching those in your family. I play the piano and started teaching my daughter when she was very young. We always butted heads, mostly because.. I really don't know, the parent dynamic or ego. I actually said I was sending her to a tutor just because she had difficulty being taught by me. She finally came and asked me for help with her lessons and it got better. That dynamic is hard, family-!!
     

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