I was so lucky to be going out with a group of incredibly experienced riders, so they supported me so well. Zanny was a bit uptight when I got on, but once we were moving, she did everything I asked of her. She was perfect. We walked along the beach, then two went ahead and three of us trotted along. Zanny took a bit of time to loosen up in the sand, but once we got going she really trotted. We went along faster that we have ever gone before at trot, and it was such fun.
I was so proud of myself for being brave enough to give it a go. And even though I felt so anxious I wanted to throw up when we first started, I loved it and hope to go again.