hahaha..... yes, I was VERY nervous when I was learning how to trot. I have a relatively large draft and I had never EVER ridden a horse before... First couple of months (until I found my seat), she would step from a walk into a light trot and I'd be like....WOAAAAHHHHH we're WALKING... lol, I didn't want to trot at all.
Once I figured out how proper length stirrups gave me a triangular/tripod base (for lack of a better explanation), I was stuck on her like crazy glue and we were trotting with no problems and even worked into a few canters. Although, I haven't cantered enough yet to figure out how to quickly/easily get into sync with her body movement. It'll come though... :)
ONE horsepower, TWO-THOUSAND lb/ft torque... If it doesn't weigh a ton, it's just a horse....
Percheron, Percheron X Owner