Hi Y'all, I figured there would be a few horse people on BYC, so i decided to post my horse problem on here. My new horse who i acquired less than 2 months ago is so disrespectful when it comes to ground work its just unbelievable. Let me point out i am not a beginner, i have ridden ever since i was 6, i ride bareback, without a bridle, been around horses all my life, this is just a new horse. I know very well that he is being the leader over me, he has no respect for me being the leader, and if he doesn't want to do something he'll simply turn his nose up to me, and swing his backside around to me. He can be a very affectionate horse. And does good ridding bareback for a green horse-I've only fallen of him once. But it takes a while for him to get moving, he needs to listen to me as soon as i tell him a command, not when he thinks so! Hes has been technically broken in, has lunged, done ground work, etc etc at his old home. Some of the problems with him are... *Wont stand still in whilst i brush him, pick his hoofs, or comb is mane. He will fidget and fidget and swing his head around in a threatening manner. *Very stubborn on the lead rope *Does aggressive head bobbing when he doesn't want to do something *Impatient-VERY, often pawing the ground and swishing his tail aggressively And the list does go on. I know very well what i need to do to show him whos boss, the thing is i've lost some confidence with him. One night i was out feeding him, i was walking around to the other horses, in front of him of course, he pinned his ears back and gave me a good hard bite under my arm. It didn't hurt me too much, but left a good bruise. Its shaken our bond. He knows very well i get a bit anxious when he swings hes head around to me and partly pins his ears. When i try to lead him, he used to be so good, now he is so lazy with it, and stops and is so hard to get moving, his aggressive head bobbing worrys me. I've been doing ground work with him day and night, hes getting better with it, but often glares at me like he wants to kill me, hes not relaxed, more tensed. I speak to him softly all the time. And we get on so well when i ride him. He is such a sweet horse and i know he has a great horse within him if i get this ground work problem sorted. Hes about 15 hands and a half, a 3 year old Gelding and may mature to over 16 hands. Please, if you are going to accuse me of not being a good horsewomen and me not being capable of owning horse PLEASE DO NOT comment. I have a other horses who are sweethearts and bullet proof through all my work i put into them. This one is different. Please note he is NOT human aggressive to the point where he will attack, apart from that biting incident. He is young and green, and hates being told what to do. Which is an issue of lack of respect. All i want is your opinions, thankyou.