Hope your Fourth of July was a sparkler! Mine was boring, quiet and uneventful. The cloudy awful weather here in NY did nothing to enhance the experience, either!
Well, my much anticipated lesson on Wednesday evening was cancelled due to a call from the instructor apologizing for a family matter that needed her attention and she had to cancel all her evening lessons. I have been busy with the holiday and kids being off from child care this week so I have not yet had a chance to call and reschedule.
However, my boyz had their first official riding lesson this past Thursday and they both enjoyed it! They looked so cute in the jodphurs my friend gave me that her daughter had outgrown. The hardest part for me was to keep my mouth shut. I wanted on several occasions to correct things that I just KNEW were not exactly right but I know if I let myself do that I'm not going to make a good situation. Has anyone else had a similar experience - that you have years of expertise in a field but you have to have someone else teach your kids and you just see things you WANT to comment on but you are unsure how it will be received if you do? I wish I could teach them myself but I don't have the resources (a reliable pony) and I know they will "hear the lesson" better if it's coming from another voice.