I ride this horse named Dakota on Wednesdays in my lessons and.. let's just say we don't get along too well at the trot or canter. It seems like we are always fighting with each other. He will be counter-bent around the turns and so I add inside leg and squeeze my inside rein a bit, but then he just turns in. So I try to bring him back to the rail and BAM! Counter-bent again. And that is just trotting... when I try to canter him, he puts his head down by his hooves and gets really heavy on the forehand. Then, when I try lifting one rein to get his head up, he bucks! Sometimes he turns in to the center, too, and when I try to get him back out, he trots. It seems like we're constantly fighting each other, and when we finally get around to jumping, we're both exhausted. I wish we wouldn't fight, but how can I get him to listen to me? He seems completely dead to my aids!