I have a horse, Max.
I bought him about 7 months ago and ever since, have been losing control of him. He has started kicking when I touch his feet and because i'm not confident and he knows that, I won't go near his feet much anymore especially his back ones. Another problem is that he won't leave his other horse friend and is reluctant to pay any attention to me or move without his friend.
Today I went riding and he kicked every time I came near him because he knew I wouldn't go near him. I think he is getting worse and worse, soon he may be a disaster. He also bucks when you try to canter him and because his quite lazy, I don't think he wants to canter. I think he has learnt to buck when I want canter so I will stop. I don't know how to fix this, but I know its mostly because my lack of confidence. I just want him to trust me so we can have one of those great relationships like most people say they have. If anyone has any tips I would be grateful.'He has only ever been a trail riding horse.'