I recently switched from Western reining to English Hunter/Jumper. This was my first time ever using an English saddle and my first introduction to the English discipline. My new instructor said I seemed like a great rider, so she really pushed me for the first few lessons. By the third lesson, she asked me to jump. I thought it was too soon, but I went for it anyway and did well (not the smartest idea, I know, but I wasn't afraid to eat dirt).
The issue is, now she's putting me on very "forward" horses who bolt and are probably not best for novice English riders. She's intent on getting me "show ready" within two months. I think there's a fine line between 'pushing yourself' and 'risking serious medical attention.' Right now, we're working on proper rein cues and "pressure and release" on a forward horse. I'm not comfortable, but she's not really happy with "setting me back" on a less go-happy horse. Thoughts?