I've been riding Maestro for quit some time in my lessons now. He has days when he's either really forward going and jumps really well or then he has extremely stubborn days.
For example today, the beginning of the lesson went well. He was nice and forward going, but at the end he just turned into a stubborn git. Whenever I try to drive him forward he just bucks, which means we lose momentum. Doesn't matter if I use my seat and legs, whip or spurs,he just kicks out. I was the only one to ride him today.
What can I do to make him go forward?
On a bright note, I jumped my first triple bar and hog's back today and they went well. And the triple bar was about 1m high