Just wondering if anyone else has ever felt like this and whether they stopped riding for awhile and got back into it or just carried on or got out of it completely? I have had my current gelding for a short time (about 3-4 months) and before I brought him I was dealing with issues of suddenly finding myself a rather nervous rider. My horse was sold to me as a confidence builder and while I feel ok on him he does the odd spook and I just don't feel that confident riding him. He is a funny horse, not people orientated at all and not what I would call a confident horse. But he is for the most part a calm horse and has never bucked or bolted on me. I just find these days that I really have to push myself to ride him, its almost become a chore and I am much happier just spending time on the ground with him and my mini mare. I think I have gotten so caught up in thinking about all the dangers of riding that I feel relieved when I am back on the ground. I know it is early days with him and probably too early to tell whether we just arent a good match but I don't feel like I have any trust in him. I also feel like he is quite a hard horse to read, the horse I borrowed last winter from my neighbour (a stocky little quarter horse) could put in some good bucks but he never got me off and aside from that was a great horse to ride. He would go anyway and I really enjoyed riding him. He was a very straight forward horse and I felt like I trusted him much more than my current horse. I just don't know where my trust issues come from because he hasnt really done anything to make me not trust him. Sorry for the long spiel, any thoughts would be much appreciated! At this stage I am thinking I might sell him come summer time and see how things go through winter/spring time.