I would really appreciate any tips on getting my horse to hack alone. He is a 13yr old dutch warmblood who has jumped and dressaged his whole career. The one thing which made himso affordable to me was that he would not hack out, with or without company! As he will just refuse to leave the yard and end up rearing and getting all upset. He is extremely spooky and can be nappy! I've trield both a firm approach and soft and neither do any good!
I have worked very hard on him and now although nervous and still very spookily he will hack out in company but the other horse has to be very confident. He is actually better the more horses he goes with and found him almost perfect when out with 3others. I can now get him to lead out of the yard and all the way down our drive but as soon as he hits the road the other horse has to take the lead. I try and make sure he's not hiding behind the other horse by keeping him up along side it and he has got better and better. He will also now go off down the farm tracks round the feilds with me alone but was a quivering wreck the whole time.
I have been told by many that at 14 this year he's never going to change but I have already got him so far I really don't believe that for a moment! Do you guys have any suggestions?
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