As part of her lesson she did riding exercises in the saddle, learnt the aids she needs to use to tell the pony want she wants him to do, and trotted for the first time. She actually got the hang of rising trot quite quickly, she was so excited and really proud of herself!
After her lesson the instructor gave us a demonstration of Natural Horsemanship - it was amazing! She can ask Chunk to do anything just by hand motion or body movement - he doesn't wear a bridle, just a head collar, and all his directions are given by quiet voice request or leg movement when he is ridden. Absolutely fascinating :-)