I'm not a beginner saying my horse is "bad", "stupid", or "scared" and wont listen, but I know that he spooks easily.
What I really need to learn is how to keep him controlled, due to the events yesterday.
We we're in my neighbor's hay field (which is open, and he always goes there.) and my neighbor was in the woods, setting up for hunting, on the other side or the pasture. The only thing I can think of that would be scary was the fake deer, which was barely visible! I know he saw it. I know it wasn't scary either. But anyways, we trotted circles worked on steering, and then turned to canter (his trot was awesome, by the way). I pushed him into our usual smooth sort of fast canter, and before I knew it he took off galloping. At first I was happy, I mean, I love the adrenalin rush, but what happened next is the card he pulls when he gets mad at me. He bucked and bucked and bucked. He only does this at MY farm! In the ring at my lesson barn he never pulls a stunt like that! Well, to end our lovely story, I threw myself out of the saddle, flipped and bruised my bum.
Which is still sore.
He also KNOWS that field, he has been lunged in it before, heck even turned out! So what can I do to end the bucking madness?! I can ride them out but there should be something else I can do.