I'm letting him have the full Winter off so he'll hopefully calm down some by Spring. He's gotten a lot better but he still has a lot of buttons that can be pushed by pretty much anything. He's finally getting a calm look back in his eyes and he's way more trusting now. He's never done anything mean, he's just very nervous/scared of certain things and he's really prone to kicking and rearing up in those situations. Which I can't blame him, when he wouldn't stand still while tied his previous owner flanked him with boards, and when he didn't do good under saddle he was spurred and whipped.
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high, keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky, & live like you aint afraid to die, & don't be scared, just enjoy your ride.