I am very sensitive, I had a very bad experience with an instructor that was like that in fact I had sky high confidence , then she bashed me and my confidence fell to the ground hard!
I wish I would have handled it differently looking back.....
At any rate my husband says at times "you need to grow a pair" HA HA but I think I am going to recite the line from the movie A league of their own when Tom Hanks says "There's no crying in baseball" but replace that with "There's no crying in Horse back riding ".....
It sometimes sucks looking back on things you wish you had done different !
My old trainer [& my favorite by far] was in the army before he started teaching riding & he would scream & make me do push up & sit ups & laps & all that jazz. He even made me do push ups in a pile of manure once [for swearing]...gross ! He would also make me & other students repeat 'pain is weakness leaving the body' over & over while we did 2pt with no stirrups around the arena.... it was awesome & made me appreciate the yelling & toughness. Also if you werent wearing boots & breeches & gloves with a belt & your shirt tucked in, no lesson plus push ups ! Talking back lost you [and anyone else in your lesson] your stirrups for the rest of the ride. He is also a super nice fun guy, I guess he just found a really good balance.
It also takes a lot to get me to cry, my boyfriend says im a robot !