I rode Savannah for the first time in about a month today. I was going to trot and do a little jump (the size of an oxer) and maybe canter out..... but she had other plans. The jump was down so I walked her over it (she hoped over the fallen part) and trotted out. I went to trot over it and she went into a canter, throwing her head, really hard. She went into a full gallop, leaping and then she went bucking! She buck hard, galloped, twisted under the saddle, swerved, bucked reared up and galloped towards home. I finally got her to stop, and hopped off. My mom and cousin wear running behind me (i was on a trail). It was fun, but I was shaking when I got off of her. I was so pissed off at her and her attitude. I smacked her a few times and lunged her then I put her in the goat pen because she didnt deserve to go eat hay with her friend. Mom told me to take her out. And I didnt have a lead rope on her just her halter...... she took of trying to kick me and was bucking all over the place! She ran into the woods and my mom went and got her. Im done with this mare I don't know how to gain respect. Im thinking about sending her to a trainer. I couldnt believe her! She's never tired to buck me off before. But the feeling of her galloping under me was AWESOME! And my mom was so proud of me not coming off. I just jumped off so she couldnt go throw me into a fence. Im still a little upset with her. (really upset)
So what do I do!?! Any suggestions?