I have also recently got my first horse, I knew him for almost two years when I was 11-12. It is a really long story, long story short he is an ex riding school horse who started rolling with people on his back and he has been doing the same with me.
He is definitely a left brain introvert as he loves food,doesn't like repetition,very intelligent,can be dominant and basically the other traits.
He loves hacking and is very well behaved outside the arena.he loves jumping alot, he sometimes has lots of energy, and he is approx 20 years old!
So Mystery is being difficult. What exercises can I do to help him trust me? I don't know what to do because if I ride him in the arena he will stop, I'll give him a small kick and he'll do a small rear then roll. He never did this before, until a while ago. And it can't be a health issue as he is very happy to hack up hills and trot on the road.
I seem to think he is fed up with 'riding school' stuff but I can't seem to help him see that he isn't a riding school horse anymore, my confidence is so low I'm sometimes afraid to ride him
Please please I really need help :(