All I really want...
... Is a horse that listens consistently.
I've fallen off a horse about five times in my life, and two of those times were today.
I love my Ginger, don't get me wrong. She's a dream with novice riders, even though she's technically a "novice" herself. But when I get on her it's hit or miss. I moved her and my pony to a new pasture a few days before Christmas, and I've ridden at least once a week since moving them. We've been on the trails in their pasture and around the fields. I haven't used a saddle since moving because I don't have a secure place to put it, but she's been perfectly fine. I felt like we were bonding.
Today was a breezy, cool day, perfect for riding. I usually lunge her before riding, but I hadn't the past couple times. Lesson learned. She was "feeling her oats" as my mom would put it, and refused to listen. Not only did she refuse to listen, but she bucked me off.
Not looking for training advice or anything, otherwise I would have put it in the training section. I'm the kind of person that I'd rather have someone out here showing me, kinda like it's best to have a vet look at something rather than self diagnose. Just wanted to talk about a bad riding experience. Second time in five years she's ever tried to buck me off, first time she's succeeded. Bringing the saddle from now on.