I have owned Jess for 2 years now and over the past year we have been backing her. In the winter I used to sit on her int he stable (I know it's dangerous, I didn't know what the time), was led around the yard bareback.
In the summer we lunged her around her paddock and she did very well and showed signs of moving on, so I got on her (with a saddle) and was led up and down the paddock, with no problem.
She is mouthed in a happy mouth bit, but what i'm scared about is what she did with me in the summer, she was being lunged in the saddle and had side reins on. I was lifted on to her and I was led in a couple of circles before she completely exploded. Of course I bounced which made her worse (the sitrrups were tied underneath her belly so I gripped on to the saddle) Bucking, rearing, jumping , spinning, you name it.
She will be four years old next spring but her problem is she shows signs of moving on but then she explodes.. Please, can anyone help? I'm only 16 and I don't want to be injured abnd don't want to sell her.