My second lesson was today after so many years of being away from riding. The instructor who is also a good friend said I am ready to canter. The idea of it terrifies me. I couldn't agree to it even knowing I'd be on the lunge line. I feel like I will be comfortable just trotting forever and not going further. Yet, I really want to get this down pat and progress as quickly as I can. I have fears as an adult rider that I don't ever remember experiencing in the past. I was never afraid of heights before either, but am feeling that now too, although only for the initial few minutes after I mount. I just hope I can get past my fears and progress. Has anyone else experienced this, I mean, fear even with just the very basics?