On Monday of this week I went to my first TRAC class. It was very exciting to meet the 2 riders there. I led the horse and had two volunteers that were side walkers. My student was a pro from the beginning. We weaved through cones and went around barrels. He also could stop the horse and backup. It was so much fun talking to him and seeing how much fun he was having. It was very cold even in the inside ring of the horse park, so the class only last for about 30-45 minutes. After the class I helped untack the horses and load them into the trailer. Unfortunately the weather kept us from having anymore classes for the rest of the week. Hopefully next week will have some warmer and prettier weather!
This week I attended the orientation program for TRAC at the Elizabeth A Howard riding center. Even though it was very cold, I enjoyed meeting the volunteers and learning what I would be doing this semester. The orientation was just a basic lesson on what is expected from each volunteer. We were informed of the different ways to sidewalk depending on the riders needs and how to mount and dismount the riders. Sadly the classes will not be starting until next week, but I can not wait to meet the riders and horses I will be working with this semester.