Hello again from Australia. Have been doing quite well until recently. Still riding school horses, currently riding a 15hh gelding called Tommy, he is normally very good. About five weeks ago we were trotting around the arena, almost at end of the lesson, and next thing I know I see side of horse and realise I am falling. He had spooked suddenly and wide, he went one way and I went the other. Nothing broken, just some bruising. Got back on the horse a few days later, rode no problems apart from being a bit stiff and sore. Last couple of weeks have ridden smaller horse, found her difficult to get used to, and found my confidence even mounting and dismounting has taken a dive. Today getting on her, was on mounting block, I hesitated, and she pulled backwards pulling me of mounting block. Coach grabbed her and told me to let go, I was a bit shaken but ok, and so was Fanta - horse. I have a lesson every week, can only ride once per week as do not have my own horse. Have previously ridden with the school, ridden several different horses, had no difficulties till now. Next week I am back on Tommy, Question is how do I get my confidence back re mounting and dismounting, trying to do it correctly and quickly so I don't distress the horse..... Any words of wisdom that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I know I can do this but my brain is telling different, I will see who I have for the next lesson - coach - and have another chat with them re same, they are happy to work as slow as I need to so I can get back to where I was at. I have also booked group lessons as well as some private lessons - so I can work on my goals. Many thanks. Lynda.