@shawneen, hey i really don't think he or i are in any danger, he doesnt do anything dangerous, or scary, just irritating, and i had taken him out today (before i had come on here) out in only his snaffle and no draw reins, and he only reared once, what i believe was out of habit rather than anything, he was pretty good compared to what i thought he would be. i wouldnt say hes a new horse, he certainly isnt still learning he's always gone out on rides with beginners before i had him, and never did a thing wrong, just lately when boss said i should put a kimberwick in and go out with it has he started rearing up.
@ilovemyphillip, ive had buck for just over 6 months now, not too long but i think our relationship is pretty good, maybe not as good as some peoples but a hell of alot better than it was when i got him, i can do anything with him really, but he is just a naughty boy on rides. what type of natural horsemanship do you think would help?
@spirithorse, yes i always get off if i feel slightly un-nerved, even out on a ride.
@MN_tigerstripes, yes ground work is quite good, and im thinking ill start doing more of it! would it help if i did it out in the back field, where he would get used to the surroundings etc, and start riding him out there before taking him out again?