My riding lesson instructor put me on a 16hh horse last night and it was such a different experience, it was mind blowing. She has had me on ponies for a year, and I'm not criticizing her decision, I love the new horse and the chance to ride him and bond with him, but the switch is almost overwhelming. Its my first time riding him so there was a lot to get used to. He is bigger, harder to control and it's also a confidence shocker.
I had the most trouble posting his trot, halting him, and overall relaxing. However he is a great horse, really responsive.
Can anyone offer some advice, or at least a few encouraging words?
I am excited to keep riding him in the coming weeks