Hi I have just started riding, I know I'm not going to be doing anything crazy or any thing, but I'm on the fourth privet lesson and the horse is so stubborn I spend the entire lesson fighting to get him to even slightly trot, even with a crop. She said he starts this way for every one and eventually will listen. I just feel like I am paying a lot of money for fighting the horse to trot around the ring.(also I wanted to learn english but she stated me in a western saddle to see my balance , and I feel very balanced and comfortable but she still has me in western? )
A little frustrated please tell me if this is normal or if I should move to a new stable.