I scheduled a lesson for Prize with her former trainer for next week. Yesterday I had an urge to ride so I decided it was time. I promised not to ride until at least next Monday so I scheduled the lesson for Wednesday. I told the trainer what happened and that I thought we needed adult supervision for our first ride.

Trainer: Now if you bring her over here I’m going to ride her first….
Me: (in a thoughtful voice) If you think that’s best…
Me: (inside my head) Absolutely right! Why do you think I’m bringing her over here? I just didn’t want to sound like a wussy girl for suggesting it!

She loves her trainer and will be an absolute saint for him. Hopefully that kindness will extend to me when I get on.