I just started taking lessons early summer. My 3rd lesson in the horse spooked and I wasn't paying attention; I fell off.
As it is right now, I am a timid rider. I feel that my fall plays a part in this, I have to regain my confidence and trust in myself, and my horse (err lesson horses).
I'm achieving this one lesson at a time. I don't expect to be the best right away, although I'd like to be, I know that it'll take time. Each and every lesson teaches me something, each and every lesson I gain a little more of my confidence back.