you see I have a problem with buck, it's probably what im doing with him but I need to know right? Whenever I take him out on a ride, without company he always tries to go home, spins round and tries to take off, when he is stopped he will rear up as small as a slight hop or as big as "OH CRAP he's going to GO OVER" big, none of it scares me much but when you go out on your horse for a relaxing ride to get away from the stress of a work place (my case the yard haha) it gets annoying when all he does is rear up and wanna make the ride stressful and not-very-relaxing-kinda fun.
On the other hand, when we go out on rides WITH company, he wont stay with the other horses or people, we will try and go whatever way he wants to go if he spooks at something, or if he decides that's not the way he wants to go.
is this something I've brought on myself, lack of respect from him? Or am I riding him wrong, I've tried to just loosen contact and stand him still to calm him down, but that's another opening to turn for home, or whatever way he's decided to go.
sorry long post but the naughty horsey needs to be stopped! Haha..
in case this helps, the tack he's got is:
cavasson bridle with a kimberwick straightbar and curbchain
english saddle and high whither numnah
draw reins (was told that they might stop him rearing and taking off completely, has worked for not running off, not rearing)
maybe that might help find the problem?
Sorry for the long post again!
Leanne and buck xx