After a 1-2 year break of riding, I am back in the saddle and started lessons again! (I ride English.)
So here's my problem..
I went back to my old barn to have some beginner group lessons. My instructor put me on a barely 14 hand pony, (maybe even 13.2-13.2 hh) and I'm about 5'9". I feel too big for this mare, and she's very lazy and I don't feel as if we're a very good match. I like a bit of a challenge, and Butter (the pony) just doesn't feel like a good match for me!
I know that since I am just getting the hang of things since I haven't been riding for a while, my instructor put me on an older pony, but I feel too big for the poor old girl and we're not a good team.
What should I do? Should I talk to my instructor to see if she could put me on a different horse (we've got 40 lesson horses, not a problem) or should I just continue with Butter for a while until I advance? Advice is appreciated. Thank you!