Hi all, My friend is having some serious problems with her confidence. She had a nasty fall a few years back which left her with some broken ribbs. However the fall was not when riding her own horse. She owns a 8 year old 14.3hh Welsh D gelding. He is generally a lazy boy much like my own horse and I have ridden him before and he's super safe even out on his own. Problem is my friend, we go out on a hack twice a week together, and when ever she thinks something is likely to spook her horse she gets off and walks. But really her horse is not likely to spook at anything. Also when we try a canter she panics! This makes Winston speed up big time. Once she does get him to stop usually by me slowing Star and her turning winston in to us. She dismounts in a terrible state. I feel a shame for my friend, she gets so upset with herself as she knows she can ride. She was a great show jumper about 5 years back and would get on any horse. I have tried talking to her and all i get is excuses why she needed to dismount. I really don't want her to give up on her riding or sell her horse which she threatens often. I just don't know how to help her. as anyone any ideas?