Hi! My new horse Ace (rising 5 warmblood) moved over to Ireland from England about a week and a half ago, I've lightly ridden him (walk and about ten seconds of trot) 3 times so far and each time he's been an absolute brat! I know it will take time for him to settle, but im a bit worried about him!!
When I got him in september when I lived in england, he was really green and hated being ridden, by christmas we were jumping little jumps, hacking out and schooling. But I feel like he has forgotten everything. So far he's been leaning on the bit, pulling down, bucking and spooking at everything (il let him away with spooking tho-new home and all!!). He wont trot without bucking.
He's only a youngster but would anyone have any tips for the bucking and leaning on the bit?? Any time he does it I give him a half halt but it doesnt really work....hes wearing a fulmer bit which is quite mild and helps with his turning.
Will this resolve in time?? How long will it take for him to settle?? He's my first youngster so its going to be a fun few months!!!!