I'm at fault, critique me!
I went for the 5th riding lesson today. I wanted to ride English to compare with Western. I really liked the feel; however I was very nervous (and the horse, Fancy, could tell). She's a half Arabian and half Palomino. She is known to be fiesty when the wind is blowing. Well the wind was blowing and it was about 19° F in the barn (huge). She started getting jumpy and kept taking off with out me telling her to. When she did it one time I screamed (not good, I know, but I can't help it). When I screamed, I tensed my legs and she wanted to go even more. I got off her early because I just wasn't handling her right and it has kind of made me skeptical about whether I should get a horse or not. Our barn and land is ready, it's just waiting for the horse, goat, and fence. I fear I won't overcome this fear when they fear as well as controlling myself NOT to scream. I welcome your comments/quitiques. Thanks:)