Most people are started on slower horses who are reliable and forgiving. I know it can be frustrating, but it is often for your own safety. My own trainer originally struggled to make me happy with lesson horses due to the fact that I wanted a more responsive horse and she wanted me to gain an independent seat and calm hand before moving to the more forward/sensitive horses. The less responsive horses will help strengthen your leg as well, which is crucial with the more sensitive horses. A noisy leg can send mixed signals to a sensitive horse and a calm horse will forgive you for itI have developed a heavy hand from my first lesson horse .A percheron mare she was slow sluggish and unresponsive to my body movement . I am now taking lessons on a buckskin mare that is a bit more responsive to my movements in the saddle. I feel that the percheron may have not been a good first lesson horse and that I should of started on the mare I ride now. I love horses and my riding. I just want to see if I was started in the right direction. My goal is to use my horseback riding on my ranch and raise my own horses. Any advice is welcome thanks.
I've ridden probably over a twenty different school horses in the past few years in between the fiery mare I shareboard now. Each horse has something to teach you- believe me!