Originally Posted by Francisco Abreu
I'm not afraid of falling, I almost fell in the last class because the horse was stubborn!
If you almost fell off because your horse was stubborn, you're no where near ready to be jumping.
When jumping you must have utmost control of yourself and the horse, and you can actually mess the horse up if you don't know what you're doing by yanking on his mouth or slamming back into the saddle etc.
Enjoy the journey, there are lots of great things to learn and master and you instructor will know when it's time.
It's funny, the longer you ride, the more you realize how much there is to know...I started when I was around 13 or 14 (took a long break) and am 53 now and there's still more to learn.