I completely understand being nervous. That's one reason why I'm hesitant to barrel race. I've only had like 3 riding lessons and basically taught myself the rest, but i haven't gone faster than a slow lope. It doesn't help that the rest of my family is not"in to" horses and that my grandmother had a bad experience. Her brother was drug to death when he was a kid by a horse and she had to carry him home. I have LOVED horses since in diapers and my first horse was a free mini stallion. My dad had me scared to death ofhim for the longest time because he would nip at everyone else, but never me. Now that I'mnot so afraid of him, I plan to get him trained hopefully by my birthday in September if not sooner or later.