Last night was her second lesson - my mom and Mike's mom were able to go with us! Laney groomed the horse (named Frog :D) by herself, remembering the order of the brushes, and helped her instructor saddle and bridle the horse. She rode for probably a straight 40 or 45 minutes, and did an amazing job - guiding the horse exactly where the instructor told her to, and walking her horse over a little bridge (after working with him for a while...he was hesitant to do it. :)) She was able to trot for a little bit, with the instructor leading the horse. We think she'll be able to trot by herself after the next one or two lessons.
It's so fun to watch her do exactly what she loves. Last night, she was riding close to the fence where I was standing, and I asked her something. She answered me with a quick, one-word reply - she was so focused on what she was doing. I'm so proud of her!!!
These pics are all from last night. The video at the bottom is from her first lesson.