The trainer picked up my horse last night. I feel really good about everything, and I'm excited to see how it all turns out. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before but my horse is a trained riding horse... he is not being started under saddle at the trainer. I am simply working with the trainer to start my horse in the discipline of riding I'd like to do. The trainer will be riding him, training me on him so that I can learn and I'll be riding some of the trainers other horses too. If my horse comes back from the trainer bucking me off I think I'd be asking for my money back! Thanks again for all the suggestions.