Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Can you take private trail lessons with your trainer? Or ride your trainers horse and she ride yours?
Your 8 year old has a smart mouth on her, and it can be upsetting. But don't feel disheartened.
After a series of accidents, I am an arena rider. I have found a horse to loan after no longer owning my own, and have hacked him and ridden him outdoors.. albeit I was a nervous wreck but the owners were so lovely!
Please, please do not ride out with ignorant people who want to go fast and will leave you in the dirt. It is dangerous, and I am shocked people would do this.
All in time, fear doesn't stop over night, and you have a lovely boy who will get you through it!
Chin up, and think positive about your riding. I always think, it doesn't matter what I look like, or what others look like... if you are willing to learn and do something to help yourself, that is what counts!
Best of luck