It's been 17 years since I stopped riding (unwillingly). Today I had my first lesson at Loriento Riding Academy. It was amazing. I did better than I thought I would. The instructor uses Mary Wanless' method of training. It's a little different than the hunter/jumper curriculum I followed in my youth. The concentration is on using the thighs and knees instead of turning the leg out and pushing into the heal as hard as possible. I was skeptical at first, but not any more. The technique worked so well that even in my atrophied state the horse collected itself with no queue from me. It was all just proper position and listening to the horse. I can't wait till next Tues.!!!!