First Horse at age 51 - very excited, but a little nervous?
I just bought my first horse at the age of 51 and am very excited. He is an 8 yr. old quarter horse gelding and I will ride him western. I am still learning western as I rode English for a few years when I was young and about 7 years ago started riding again. I have never owned by own horse - I always rode someone else's horse or a school horse. I am boarding him at a stable near my house and take lessons once a week.
He is trained and easy going, but I am a little nervous now that he's at the stable and mine. He is trained to neck rein and I am used to an English bridle using two hands. I feel like I am confusing him. I am a little overwhelmed at all the training methods and different advice that I get. I have had him less than week so I know that things will take time, but wondering - has anyone else felt this way? I found this forum and am welcoming any and all "new horse owner" advice.