Just starting to catch steers and then my horsemanship has to be brought up to par with what I’m doing. Some days, I absolutely love having Tim as a project, but some days I can’t handle not being good enough to get him going as well as he should.
It really really really does not help me at all when my trainer gets on and says “Look, he’s fine. He didn’t do it for me.” That literally just makes me feel like I’m a completely incompetent rider. Him then saying “Don’t get frustrated - it’s not easy.” doesn’t help at all either.