Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Don't rush yourself, if you're not happy don't do it is best advice. Things come with time, and if you don't feel too sure about trotting the TB, don't worry about it! Wintecs are generally very comfy saddles, I bought a second hand one as my mare is changing shape at the moment.
Just make it an aim. Say, you ride this horse, you do figures in the school, increase the walking pace, decrease it. And do lots of halting. I find this settles down my nervous riders who are just that wee bit worried about going up a pace. If you can stop, halt, slow down, speed up, you can stop if you feel unhappy and nervous in a trot.
But take your time, the horse will wait for you too :)