Originally Posted by Skipsfirstspike
I agree with RBR. At this point, I don't think it matters what discipline you are riding, as long as you are building confidence and having fun. Down the road, when you are a more competent rider comfortable at w/t/c, then you can choose to specialize. Sounds like if you continue in a negative environment with an instructor with whom you are not comfortable with, it wouldn't be long until you gave up riding altogether. We all can get nervous at times, but it shouldn't be like that all the time.
That's my thoughts on it too, I agree Yes everyone can get nervous a little but when the horse has started spooking everytime I get on it's just making me scared to actually get on anymore and I know that it is probably coming from within me why the horse is spooking oh heck! I will continue english and on the lunge for now and see how I go. One bonus is I pay £30 western lesson from 10.30am until 12 and we just hack and yesterday I Paid £20 for an hour so in theory I will probably get more 'learning' in the lunge lesson and might spend the extra ten to have two lunge lessons a week.