So I am looking at leasing my first horse (one or two rides a week, depends on asking price)
Some back ground story:
So I am a nervous rider, and it's gotten to the point just my once a week lessons are not doing what I need them do to boost my confidence. I can walk/trot any horse, but can only canter one without freaking. And since the show forms came out and I am to old to enter w/t and need to canter, I decided to use my show money to get a lease, that I can take what I learned in lessons and apply to the horse, and just boost my confidence.
I am the type of person who needs to just get out and do stuff on my own, and figure some stuff out, so I know if I can find the perfect horse, and get my confidence boosted at the canter, then I will be able to apply it to any horse.
I am looking for an old school master, so what sort of things would be good for me?
I know I need w/t/c, flying's, calm forgiving horse, been there done that. Anything else important? My instructor thinks she has found my the perfect horse, but I want to know exactly what I should be looking for when I go for the test ride.