I have a horse who I bought about a year ago. Since then he seams to have been behaviour has becoming worse and now I am quite nervous to ride him for fear that he will take off or buck, which he does often when I ride him. First I thought he was just really skittish but then I thought maybe he just is messing with me and doesnt want me to ride him; so I researched a way to earn a horses respect. I found that lunging a horse on a free reign can get the horse to understand you and respect you so I made a round pen out of normal fence posts and had a go at lunging my horse on a free reign. He was good to begin with, trotting, not exactly on the edge of the round pen but about a metre in. After a while he started turning and comming into the centre of the round pen and kicking out at me. I excused his behaviour and kept pushing him on, soon he wouldn't trot and would kick out every time I tried to get him to go faster. Whilst I had been lunging my horse occasionally I had stopped and stood in the centre for a while as I had seen in videos and was trying to allow him to come into me, therefore showing me respect and then he would follow me, but he never would, he would just start eating so I would drive him on and try again a while later. I think he will come into me and respect me if I can get him to canter which I can never do when I ride him because he bucks. The only way I think I can get him to canter in the round pen is to touch his rump or back legs with my wip, I am worried that he will not like me after that and become scared of me.