Maybe you need to longe, or work him in a round pen before riding him; it sounds like he needs to get rid of excess energy before you get on!!! It's always a good idea to make sure a "fresh" or "rank" horse is focused on you before you even set foot in the saddle...from the sounds of it, he probably wasn't, if he wasn't allowing you on to begin with. Make sure he is paying attention to you on the ground, and then things will go better on top!
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 07-27-2009 at 08:11 PM.