I have my first horse. It's a long story with us, he used to be a riding school horse and I had him on loan when I was 11-12 years old (I'm now 16) I moved riding schools then just over 3 months ago went to visit him to find out he was a companion horse as he started rolling with people in the arena. Basically long story short, he was given to me, as the riding school owner knew I love him more than anything in the world.
He rolls with me in the arena, he loves hacking and jumping though. I really don't know what to do.. I have started Parelli natural horsemanship to try get a bond to see if he'll trust me.
I find it strange how much energy and how happy he is on hacks, he'll walk and trot no problem. But when I ride in the school he'll stop, I'll kick him, he'll do a mini rear then go down.
My confidence is suffering with this, I love Mystery more than anything and he isn't the youngest (about 20 years old) he has alot of energy left and I don't want to get rid of him.
Using riding crops and kicking him doesn't work, he'll just go down.
I would really appreciate your help guys, I love my horse more than anything and I've had him about 3 months at the moment