When you realise you aren't as good a rider as you thought you were . I have just 'ugraded' from the schoolmaster horse to a very green 8yo. She was just cured of her bucking issue, but she still needs to be whammied in the sides and hit rather hard with a whip to go into a trot. Well, I was told to do a 10m half circle, to a diagonal up the arena, over and over until I could get her to the end of the arena (She didn't like the end of the arena). It was a manuever I had never done, and if I applied pressure the wrong way, she would start shaking her head, and sidestepping like she wants to buck again. I couldn't do the pattern . My trainer was yelling at me(What are you DOING?) and had me do circles trotting instead. I had a horrible time getting her into a trot- she sidestepped all the way across the arena before I got her to trot a few steps. I never felt like I was in control, and I never felt like I was 'getting it'. I don't know if I was doing it wrong or what. I know I'm not going to quit, but it's going to be a lot harder here on out.
Anyone else ever felt like this?