But this week, Honey wasn't the horse for him. This is Puddin' - a much larger horse than Honey.
There were more balance exercises, lots more posting practice, and some riding on his own weaving in and out of cones. His instructor was the owner of the stables, Rob. He told ZBoy that he really wanted him to get good at posting because it makes riding so much easier on the body.
This time when he rode back to the stable, he did it completely on his own.
I asked him if the bigger horse was scary. He thought about it a minute, then said it wasn't. It was really cool to be up that high and the only time it was a little scary was when he had to get off. THEN it seemed like a long way down!
I really wish we had the money to continue with a weekly lesson, but we can swing one once a month. Because the first two were a gift from his grandparents, Darling Man and I sprung for one more lesson before school starts. Friday morning, Darling Man took him off to the stables while I went to work. I sent my camera along with him and he got a good picture of Z riding. He got to trot on his own today, which he said was really bumpy and he felt off-balance even though he did his balance exercises at a trot earlier. One of those things that just takes practice!
I love how he looks on Puddin'! Very confident!