I am looking for some advice. I am leasing a horse who my instructor just bought. He is great out on trails with other horses, he is a really good boy. However, if I to try take him away from the other horses he simply turns around as soon as we reach the gate. I make him do circles and walk forward, kicking him and it takes 10 minutes of this to get him to go through the gate. But even then he doesn't listen to me well when we are out riding in the pasture. He will pick up a canter out of the blue and I can tell he is anxious being away from his buddies.
The thing is, he doesn't do this with his owner. My daughter takes lessons on this horse and he doesn't misbehave at all when on the lead with the owner in the round pen.
If I put my daughter on him when we're alone and lead her around he walks where he wants to and always turns around heads back to the barn.
I don't feel comfortable correcting him when my daughter is on his back. I do try but it turns into a battle. I don't want him to take off or do something silly.
Any advice? I am not sure if I should continue to lease the horse next month. I really want a horse that I can lead my daughter around with no problems.