I am a beginner on a 7 yr old ottb and only off the track for less then a yr.
Home is where horses are comfortable, you need to make it uncomfortable, so the horse understands and knows he's going to be worked at home, and on trails its relax time
ALOT even well trained beginner horses have a tendency to rush home and get really excited
This horse can teach you so much!, it was miover who gave me more confidents
It can go both ways, he can permantly lose ur confidents or he can gain ur confidents.
See when I ride tom who is a 30 yr old quarter horse I know I can do w/e with him and he wont put a foot wrong, where as with miover I know my bounderies, and I llearn horse language alot more on miover then tom
To me if I stayed on tom became an intermediate rider, id be back to a beginner on a more forward moving horse, if that makes sence,
Take ur experiance now as a learning curb,
What helps me is if miover chucks a tanti, I argue with him and tell him go on do it mate, and that oddly enough boost my confidents lol some how but works for me hehehe