Eventually my instructor got on him and basically beat him around a bit. After that he improved dramatically and only napped mildly, occasionally. But lately he has decided to start napping again. I know he's is just testing me to see if he can get his own way again. And he's started rearing again. I now know exactly how to handle him and ride him appropriately through his napping strops, but there is one little thing. When he rears up, he spins as soon as he comes down. Which is incredibly frustrating because he spins so fast that I have to turn him towards home to get him facing back in the direction I want. Not a good thing with a napper.
I really don't want to be mauling around at his mouth and he's young so I don't want to "ruin" him, and so I was seeking some advice on how to handle this spinning problem. I know i'll get through this eventually [he is an incredibly stubborn little pony] but I would like to know the best way to handle the situation. Thanks in advance!