I am new to horseforum.com and to horse riding. My husband and I just purchased a 3 year old Standard Breed/Rocky Mountain Horse. She is an amazing horse, extremely smart, has her stubborn moments, but listens very well. She is a good horse to start out on, my problem is I am incredibly nervous when I get on her. I am fine if I am in a ring but when I am out I am paranoid that she is going to take off. I was riding her in the yard and she took off kinda fast and it took me a moment to slow her down, and it scared me. Does anyone have any pointers for a beginner rider to help improve my confidence with her?