Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
If you are not sure whether you want to keep on riding, and if you have lost your confidence on this horse then I would sell her. Maybe from the money you save on your horse one or two lessons a week at a stable and a schoolmaster. That way you can develop your riding and get your confidence back. If you don't want to jump then don't jump, but if you have the opportunity to feel safe on a horse you may find yourself branching out and trying new things.
If you keep your horse you might be able to get through it in time, but you also may lose your confidence for riding forever, or one of you might get hurt. Scared riders to not mix with horses well.
If after lessons for a month or two you feel you are ready to get back into horses, start looking for a new one. Look for one that is reliable, friendly, kind and pretty quiet. Ideally they would have some experience in dressage, if that is what you want to do. At your age you probably don't want a big horse or anything, but you can probably find a good all round galloway that has been used in pony club, some little competitions etc.
Its hard parting with your horse, but if you are scared of riding her you have to evaluate your position.