I have decided to take lessons and finally learn to ride a horse. I have had 3 lessons now in western riding. I was wondering if any of you could share your experiences. I have been on the same horse now for a couple of lessons and he seems a bit stubborn. He is reluctant to go to a jog. I know that this is a confidence issue and I have to be the boss and make him do it but I was just wondering if this is a normal procedure for a beginner. The instructor got on the horse at first and he took a lot of convincing to move even by her. My thinking now is if I can learn on a stubborn horse it will make me better but I must admit I was a little discouraged after this last lesson. Can anyone offer their insight and/or encouragement? Thanks.