I've ridden the majority of my life and been brought up around horses so I consider myself fairly experienced and had no problem re-schooling my old tb, how was 17hh and had raced, but seem to have endless problems with a new mare. She's 15hh light cobby type and is an older horse. She hadn't been ridden for around 18months before I started riding her and was told she was 'fiery', but didn't expect to be thrown in the first 10 mins of ever riding her. She will now hack and walk, trot and canter whilst out, fairly calmly, only bucking/rearing if spooked. But in the field she is almost impossible, i've had her since september last year and have only just been able to ride her in the field without her going completly mental! But she will be constantly on her toes, headshaking, napping, bucking and being a very uncomfortable ride. She avaids me but tucking her head right up as if she had been ridden with tight draw reins all her life! But we know that isnt the case. She wont canter and will buck, leap into the air, rear and everything else to avoid cantering!
I have to school her in the field and i'm really trying to supple her up as she is extremly stiff and cannot trot a circle without difficulty and like always, will buck if she can't do it.
Her behaviour is extremely difficult to work with and I was wondering if anyone had experienced the same thing and had any solutions?