I went and rode Romeo two nights ago (His last day of training) and I realized I don't know as much as I thought I did (in a good way) I kind of feel like a total beginner again... I have had Romeo for 3 years and had just kind of gotten used to how he worked, like having an unbalanced canter, not knowing any good manuevers like Roll backs, and stopping on his rear.
I thought I knew a lot, but I found out I didn't, I am not saying I thought I was the best rider around (far from it) but I thought I was doing well... I am kind of glad that I have stuff to learn again, I want to keep progressing and I want Romeo to also.
I just feel bad like I was in a way holding Romeo back... He learned how to pick up both leads on the first try, and do roll backs, and stop correctly.
I am just thankful that I sent Romeo to my trainer, and now I have stuff to practice, even though I feel a little (Ok maybe a lot) overwhelmed.
I am going to continue taking lessons with my trainer (She is the one that trained Romeo) and hopefully we will both be doing wonderfully soon and both be productive members of the Equine, and horse-person society =)