I am a teenager who has been riding for almost a year now. My riding teacher and I ride on trails and up and down small hills. On one hill there was a small fence and my horse spooked, I normally don't ride that horse and it was my first time. So anyway she spooked and almost flew but I held on to the mane and then I was basically sitting on the horses neck. This freaked me out and I started to get really scared to ride on trails. I rode on a pony that was very gentle and didn't spook and thus I regained confidence on the trail when I was riding that specific horse. Here comes my problem! We have pony who is pretty young and wants to do anything he wants. On the trail you always have to pay attention to him or he will start cantering and try to get in front of the leader on the trail. Sometimes he does mini-buks and I am really, really scared to ride him on the trail because I never know what he wants to do. He is extremley strong and wants to always bite the tail of the horse in front of him. I rode him on the trail yesterday and it was ok, sometimes he bucked a little and wanted to bite. I am still scared and whenever I know I am going to ride him on the trail I start sweating and my heart rate goes up like 100...
In the ring I have no problem riding him because it is a closed space and usually there is no horse in front of me.
I am so scared and I don't know what to do to regain trust in my pony!
Any honest advice would be appreciated.