Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
From the way his behavior is going, it does sound like he has your number, and that you aren't the herd leader any more. Ask your trainer what you can do to re-establish yourself as the boss and go from there. Once you are the boss, you need to be very assertive to make sure you pull up any disrespectful behavior.
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky