I taught a lungelesson this morning for a complete beginner. the boy was 10 and turned out he was so terrified of riding mac, even at a walk with me holding the leadline, that I though he might hyperventilate and faint , or throw up. So, after a few minutes, I told him that we wuould take a break and "play " with Mac later.
I put his sisters up and let them ride for abit, then took off all the gear (in a round pen) and the boy and I moved mac around in there. He was thrilled to be able to move mac, and to draw him into following him. So, he did some 'groundwork" and was not nearly as afraid. It worked out well. I am glad I did NOT push him to ride longer.
Sometimes, you DO push the student, and sometimes you don't . I good teacher knows when to , and when not.
You'll be trotting on your own in no time.!