I remember for the first 4 years of my riding, all I did was flat english, and maybe a crossrail and pole here and there. When the time came, the trainer I was riding with at the barn (there are multiple "lesson givers" at my barn, but the main trainers are the owners) left because of family problems, so I switched to super-equitation-huntery main trainer, Kathy. Going from doing crossrails occasionally, to doing 2 foot to 2'6 courses is SUPER scary for an 11 year old girl! Ever since then, I've been jumping, competeing at AQHA and local hunter shows, and showing at the top AQHA shows in the nation. Thanks to my trainers for making my horse and I congress champions(:
Everything happens for a reason!