Well I can happily say that I have made leaps and bounds in my confidence issues and actually rode Indy's Claymore tonight and had one of the best rides I've ever had! He is SUCH a dream to ride! I am looking forward to next weekend when I get to ride him at York Hills!
It was such a great realization tonight to be able to ride him comfortably and not keep freaking out because the ground was so far away. I've also been riding Willow with all her little attitude quirks (she bucks about 5 times at the start of EVERY ride) and have enough confidence to ride through the bucks and not run away!
And I will admit too... I'm turning into a bit of a speed freak LOL! When we go to York Hills, I can't help but look forward to the next hill just so I can canter up it LOL!! I was also loving to trot Claymore tonight too although I'm not sure I could handle his canter! His trot is almost the equivalent of a normal horses canter LOL!
Anywho... Sorry to toot my own horn, I am just SOOO happy that I am finally enjoying my riding instead of fearing that I'm going to fall off!