So I have pretty bad confidence when it comes to horses. My TB mare is not making that any better! She can be so bold sometimes! While I am riding her she stops and pulls her head down then when I pull it back up she tries to rear and walks backwards. Also sometimes when I ask her to go forward she jumps forward then stops and does a little buck. She is not in pain anywhere as she was checked all over. Her saddle pinches a bit at the withers but I started using a saddle riser a while ago and it keeps the saddle well off the withers. It fits everywhere else. Would the saddle being a bit close to her withers make her behave like that? I know it doesn't seen like much but it terrifies me and people are starting to give up on helping me because I am always to afraid to ride her. They say they are sick of me complaining about her and I should just sell her. But I really don't want to as she has huge potential and I feel she could help me in the long run. I don't mind her bucking but the pulling her head down it was scares me. Is there anything I can do to stop her doing it? Also she has only started backing up the past few weeks so I dunno what she is doing! When I ride her she is a brat. When other people ride her she might give a little buck and throw her head around a bit but she never pulls her head down or backs up. What am I doing wrong?! She also only pulls her head down while walking. I rode her the other day for the first time in over a month. Somebody else rode her before me. She was fine but she started with her head again so I got her trotting to cool her off then I got down. I felt fine on her then but I still think she is going to do something bad next time I get on her. One day she is extremely good and then the next she is the total opposite that is why I am always afraid to get on her...Can anyone help me with my confidence?
Sorry for the long post XD