I will be getting a new trainer, trust me on that. As for all the tips you have been giving me, I will use most of them. :) I do plan to next time ride with the whip and also see how he reacts before any real riding is done.
As for tack fit, that is not the usual saddle I usr and I do have a saddle that is full quarter bars and he still acts the same, even with weeks of riding in the properly fitting saddle, telling me it is not the saddle fit but problems with me/him. As for the bit, I have no clue if he has been trained with a curb bit and I have been wanting to change the bit to a simpler snaffle for a time now which is what I will be doing. When I went to go try him out before purchase, I rode him in a twisted wire bit, but the seller explicitly told me this was not his bridle, simply one that was lying around. Also, both times in the picture, he was adjusting and chewing at the bit, making it look much higher and tighter than it actually is. He chews it after the ride is done, most likely because he does not like it, which I can understand. I'm not basing any of my decisions on years of knowledge, simply on my research, my trainer (which I will be changing) and the opinions of you guys. I do not claim to be an amazing trainer of horses which is why I posted under new to horses because I clearly stated I am new to horses. I am simply looking for advice so that my horse does not become dangerous and I'll have to give him up for safety reasons. I am devoted to my horse and I will do anything to make his life and mine better and safer. He is NOT A bad horse, just difficult and I am offended that anyone thinks he is without ever meeting him. :( If I simply label him a bad horse and give him away, what will the next people do to him? Beat him into submission? I'm willing to be firm with him. I will be because I love him and want the best for him. Yes, I'm young, but that doesn't mean I can't help my horse. I just need time to learn and teach him as well(under the guidance of a GOOD trainer).
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