I am told I have made a lot of progress, and I realize I have. I know Yapa is difficult, but she has taught me a lot (she gave me courage I had no idea I possessed) and we have come a long way together. Last week I attended a clinic with a very reputable trainer here, who agreed I rode very well for my level, but, she said Yapa is limiting my progress, because I have to spend so much time training her, so to speak. I love Yapa, I admit I sometimes get frutrated. But I also love challenges, but I am a beginner, so I really don't know if I should keep on working so much with her. I want to learn and improve. My trainer agrees she is difficult, but says we should stick with it because Yapa can still give uas a lot more. She suggested riding another horse from time to time, so that I can improve some areas with him.
What do you guys think? Would you stick it out with the big challenge, or would you give up? Or would you switch horses from time to time?
Sorry for the rant. Thank you for your time. Any comments will be appreciated!