Originally Posted by Hazels
Virgil is extremely knowlegable about horses...I think he knows what he's doing. His horses are all dead broke, they just have different personalities. He trusts us enough to let us decide which horse clicks with us.
Well, speaking from personal experience instructing hundreds of students, if a student was ever sobbing during a lesson, I would completely reevaluate everything I was doing, from horse to lesson plan. Same if a student was ever having as much trouble as you seem to be. If Kelly truly is a good lesson horse, then he knows what he's doing and chose you to ride her. He thought you were more prepared to ride Kelly than Cassidy was. Take that as a compliment and Kelly as a blessing to help you progress in your riding ability. :)