Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
you said that they wouldn't lease you the horse? Is your aunty the riding instructor. I know relatives can say something just to be nice without really meaning it. If she leased to horse to someone else, but not you, there would have a perfectly good reason.
I agree that this does not really sound like a confidence issue. Maybe you were a nervous rider to begin with, you grew comfortable with a particular horse and you don't want to try riding a new horse. I have a sister like that. =)
Kind, Confident, Consistent Leadership = Trust, Obedience and Respect
There is no such thing as natural horsemanship, because nothing we do with horses is natural. There is only good and bad horsemanship.