I gotta say, I feel your pain. When I was younger taking lessons, I never fell off...well, except for the time that my horse tripped and did a forward roll and almost landed on top of me. But, I 'knew' all the lesson horses. There was the pinto that wouldn't move unless you had a crop in your hand. You didn't have to use it, you just had to have it. The appaloosa that really liked to GO but was fun to ride and not dangerous. And, my favorite, a little gray mare who was just plain awesome but was nervous at her very first show - which I got the honor of introducing her to - and refused a jump only because I couldn't get her to LOOK AT IT and I had to circle around and then she did it. But NOW...there are these horses that I'm riding...the one who tries to yank the reigns out of my hands so hard it caused me to pull a muscle in my back once. And gets mad when he's 'done' and refuses to go FORWARD and throws his head up and goes backwards. Or, the TB who got 'excited' and took off at a gallop across the field, stopped short and changed directions and off I came. Or how about the arab cross who thinks there are monsters lurking in the bushes at the back of the riding field waiting to jump out and snatch her, or the poles that 'mysteriously' move to new places and she's terrified of them. Sigh...I just think 'what happened to all the 'safe' horses?!?!'