Thanks Mypony, I think she is glad I found her too! We are getting along very well together after a very rocky first few months.
ChevyPrincess - don't beat yourself up too much, everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is that you were big enough to recognize where you were going wrong, to seek out information about how to change it and brave enough to give it a shot!
Also, you might find your horse progresses much quicker than Miss Bobbie as she was quite a nightmare when I got her - in every way imagineable. The third time I rode her she nearly took us over that arena fencing you can see in the pictures - backwards
Add to that she would take off when you try to get on, couldn't be trusted to stand tied, or anywhere for that matter and would insist on leaping through the air Lipizzaner style then shooting off full pelt across the arena when asked to canter. EVERYTIME. It has been a long road but her attitude has really changed in the last month or so which is very pleasing (for both of us!)
Countmystrides - thankyou!