10-17-2009, 02:08 AM
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Sounds like your overmatched all the way around; a dad that won't listen, a trainer who thinks you're ready for something you're not, and a pony who needs more work. Perhaps you need to try and sit down with your parents AND your instructor in one session, and state exactly what you are feeling, and what you really want to do to help those feelings.
In the time between now and March, I would just keep pushing to do dressage, and other flatwork with this pony; that would probably build your confidence in her, and in yourself.