Not a good trail horse. Help?
I currently board my horse at a stable with miles upon miles of the most beautiful trails I've ever seen, and they lead to a stream that is absolutely perfect to ride through.
Problem is my horse is not a great trail horse, at all. He spooks at tree's, and only tree's, and there are plenty of tree's out there. So when I take him out there he's tense, spooky, and unpredictable.
The last few times I took him out there he's spooked, and when he spooks on the trails he crow hops, and sometimes he'll buck big. One time he bolted across the field and bucked me off, and I got a concussion.
I really want to be able to ride my horse on the trails though, it's so fun to take him down to the river and let him play.
I only go out on the trails with my mom on another horse as company now, but even then he'll freak out and crow hop! So I don't know what I can do to achieve a good trail horse.
I know this may have suited the training section as well, but I decided to post this in the trail forum as a lot of you seem very experienced with trail horses.