New Attitude Problem
So this past month and a half, the weathers been awful. My horse hasn't been able to be worked every day because of that. Well, the weathers been getting better since about two weeks ago. So, my trainer and I started working him again under saddle. He was doing fine. Then, one day, he developed an attitude problem. He doesn't want to walk forward and will throw a buck. At that point, I had my trainer ride him instead of me and see what was going on with him. She's been riding him every day for the past week and a half. His attitude has seemed to be getting better, however, he is still bucking. No longer at the walk, but he'll throw a couple of bucks at the trot, and at the canter. He is not in pain. The saddle fits him fine. I have no idea how to get through to him. On the ground, he is perfect. Its just undersaddle, he's changed. I know i need to just show him i'm boss and work him through it, but I don't have the confidence to ride out the bucks and get through to him. Any advice? By the way, he is a five, almost six year old horse. Before when he was worked consistently, he was amazingly perfect. But now, he has an attitude about moving forward and working. I haven't ridden him in around two weeks, instead having my trainer ride him and me working on groundwork/lunging with side reins with him. I am really stuck and don't know what to do. Thank you!