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[RC] trail shy gelding - Amy Major

Thanks to everyone for their replies.  I do wear a helmet...always no exceptions.
Just to clarify one thing.  I am sure this is a behaviour that I created as he was previously trained by a VERY accomplished horsewoman and endurance rider.  She has given me lots of great advice but I hate to keep nagging her about the same old problem.  AND I do think that he is sandbagging for the most part.
Some of the things I am already doing and others I will try.  The last time we tried to go out (yesterday) and he did this I made him work hard when we got back to the barn.  He is very smart and has a big attitude.  And I think I am struggling for leadership.  He doesn't bolt but will either turn a 180 or backup without care of where his hiney might land him (and me). 
I am encouraged to know that others have had this problem.  He is usually rock solid with others (of course) but I can't ride him with others often.  We will keep working on it.  I have had him in my care for almost six months and we started out great and now it seems to have gone bad and I need to fix it.
Thanks again.

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