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, u need to make it uncomfortable, so the horse understands and knows hes gunna 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 u 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