( gonna try to do some roleplay, first time aha )
It was the end of summer, and as I (Mackenzie) was finishing up my morning chores, a white Chevy truck pulls up in the driveway. I put my rake down, leaning up against Koda's stall, and I walk up to the truck. An average sized blonde lady with her daughter ( who I swear could be a mini sized clone of her ) look up at me. "Hello, welcome to Hardacre Farms, how can I help you today?"
"My daughter here is interested in taking part of your lesson program"
"Wonderful! What discipline are you interested in sweetie?"
the little girl said "At my old barn, I used to take dressage lessons, but I want to try something new and get out of my comfort zone. Perhaps Show Jumping?"
"Show Jumping is a wonderful discipline, I'm sure you'll love it!"
Pointing to the left size of the lot, I directed the mother where to park as I grabbed a waver from the office.
As the mother approached us, I asked them for their basic information (name, experiences with horses, etc.) and I handed her the waver.
"Is Jennifer ready to ride today?"
"Of course! Jennifer why don't you go to the truck and get your helmet"
Jennifer nods, and skips to the truck to get her helmet.
Once Jennifer returns, I give her and her mother ( Macy ) a brief tour of the barn, I show her the horse she will be riding, Adele.
I hand Jennifer Adele's purple nylon halter and direct her to the cross ties. Jennifer begins to groom Adele thoroughly, and then begins to tack her up perfectly.
With the 3 of them right behind me, we all walk to the lesson arena. I give Jennifer a leg up, and attach a lunge line to Adele's bridle.
"When you're ready ask her to walk on, she can be a bit lazy at first, so don't be afraid to use your leg"
Adele, being Adele doesn't respond as she would with a rider she knows.
"She's testing you out Jennifer, give her a big kick"
After walking for about 10 minutes, Jennifer cues Adele to trot.
Once Adele maintains an even gait, I ask Jennifer to put her hands on her hips and continue to post. She gives a look as if I had lost my mind
"Are you insane?! I'm going to fall"
"No you won't, this is a balancing exercise, you're leaning on your hands, when you should be putting that weight in your heels."
She puts her hands on her hips, and is a bit wobbly at first, but she gets the hang of it.
"See, did you fall?"
She gives me a sarcastic smile, and continues to do the exercise.
After a few cantering exercises, and an almost-fall, the lesson has come to an end.
Jennifer leads Adele to the wash stalls, and begins to wash Adele.
" You did really good out there, and I think Adele likes you too!"
"Thanks! I really like her too."
I offer to turn Adele out in the paddock while Jennifer goes to the locker room and changes into some more comfortable clothes. Her mother thanks me for the lesson, pays me 50$ and drives off with Jennifer.
I finish up my chores and turn Maverick and Koda out to the paddock as they enjoy the rest of their afternoon.
Thank you guys for reading, I tried doing roleplay and I enjoyed it a lot! Feel free to comment and let me know if I should do more in the future