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So as you may know, i just got my first horse!! we had been boarding him at the stable a month prior to his pourchase and i rode him almost every day and played with him everyday at least once, no exceptions. well on the third day we had him, i was a super warm day but the oputdoor arena was still muddy so the garage like door on the indoor was open. my friend convinced me to take him outside for a while, but the second we were out i could tell he was uneasy. So far he had been the calmest, molst agreeable horse i'd ever ridden, but he was trying to go up to the barn or back to his pasture and was ignoring me. it wasn't like he was bolting or anything, just walking strongly, defiantley. i tried to ge him to go back in the arena after maybe 3 minutes outside but he refused to walk in so i scolded him and dismounted to lead him in. later, i was taking him over and easy jump and he kept running out of it, one time almost making me fall off. i did it several morse times with him until he did it right, but it felt like he was rebbelling against me. after the ride i rode him bareback to cool out and he was back to his normal happy self, nudging me playing with his ball. i have been super busy since then and i'm late for rehearsals as i write this, but i haven't been able to ride for the last few days and i think thats making the ride seem worse in my mind. i just want someone to tell me if they think this was a one time thing when he was feeling wacky because of the suddenly very hot weather or if there was something else wrong...when i have gone back to see him he has been just and kind and friendly as always and seems sorry, but i don't know what happened that day! please give me some support!