Originally Posted by tinyliny
All the things that you mentioned you are struggling with and working on are all perfectly normal things that every rider goes through, and the fact that you are aware of them, and feeling out what works, (such as the steady rein on the outside), speaks highly of you as a horsewoman and a willing learner. I wish the very best, and expect much.
Thank you :) It's just so hard to go all these years knowing how to ride (hey, I won quite a few awards *in 4-H*!), and then feel like I've gotten the rug pulled out from under me, however politely it was pulled. There are so many habits to fix, sometimes I'm not sure where to start! Especially since this is a teamwork thing, and all these things need to flow together to help us work together. I feel like a mess!
But, I know it'll come with time. I'm going through growing pains right now, that's for sure. I miss being able to just enjoy riding! However, I know it'll be so much better once we come through this on the other side with proper riding and teamwork.
Thank you for the good wishes - I'll be sure to update when I have something to show!