Congratulations! Its amazing what a trainer can do! I have a mare I got a little over a year ago whom I had to BEG to get. She was first abused, then sold to a lady whom she pushed around horribly then given a three month crash course in barrel racing with a horrible bit. When I got her I felt WAY in over my head because she liked to run away with people. Soo many times I've gotten off her completely frustrated in the past year. She didnt have a walk OR a trot and her lope was almost a gallop. I told by a fellow rider to make her walk and trot only. I struggled for two months with her until I went to a trainer and in ONE lesson he had me walking, trotting, and loping on her comfortably. I've been showing my mare now and this morning before it got hot I rode her completely bareback loping and trotting around my home arena. My mare is now my best friend!