See, here's the thing....i assumed horse riders don't do much. Heck, u see them sitting and telling the horses where to go... So i was like, hell, this is easy...even fairy can do it with his eyes closed ~ ~
Yea right! Easy my foot
But before that, Zainal, the coach, is the You-learn-by-doing! type of teacher. I am also the I-dun-understand-what-are-you-trying-to-say-but-i-learn-by-getting-my-hands-dirty type of student. So, we're a match... :D
First, control the horse. Make him obey you.
Woody, the horse i was assigned to is quite stubborn. He don't give a shit. I mean, seriously... there is a puddle, right in front of where the coach is sitting (and smoking). Every time i have to make a round in the court, Woody would stop in front or avoid the puddle.
Coach: Make him go through the puddle! Show who's boss!
Me:..uh...okay (kicks...no respond)
Coach: Tell him what to do! Make him respect you...(something like that la he said, can't remember clearly..too busy being da boss)
Finally, Woody goes through the puddle....
me: phew...hahaahha!!!!!! in your face Woody!
Second, the rising trot
The idea is to rise and sit so it makes it easier for your horse to move...(checks internet) yea..something like that.. :D
Before the trot, the coach tells me to rise and sit and rise and sit....stress.. So, he goes:
Coach: find the beat and do the rising trot. Find your balance. Hands hold the saddle...one two one two one two...
Me: Easy...peh. Piece of cake...
Me: Hell yeah!
Coach: Prepare for the rising trot...
Off we go...woody and i...my butt hurts...the metal thingy brush againts my legs..ouch..mommy...
Third lesson..(we were progressing very fast....he says I learn fast.. I say, i'm just lucky...and am actually very worried) coach tells me to lift up my left hand while doing the trot.
Coach: I want you to raise your left hand while doing the trot...okay? ready? Prepare for the rising trot...go..one two one two..up down up down up down
Me: Die la...die la...
Coach: Okay, now, raise ur right hand.. okay go...up down up down up down.. okay...raise both hands...
Me: WHATTT???!!!DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!!
Coach: Okay, now you do the trot urself...i won't hold the reign...you control him, show who's the boss, rise up and down up down okay..
Me: Wait, i haven't drafted my will yet..(kidding)...
Me: Yea bebeh
After all that, we ended the class for the day...hell, it was tiring. My leg hurts...it felt like jogging for one whole hour... I just found bruises at my calves.. it is shaped like the belt buckle. Stress~~~ We left the school ad went to McD
Amara: I feel so short
Me: Yea....me too..... Bubur Ayam McD satu!