Originally Posted by Saddlebag
MyBoy, you were supposed to take him back out on the trail again. You didn't complete the lesson. Next time he cuts up, working him when he hurries home is good but take him back out again. He'll likely go a hundred yards then balk. That's when you walk him back then work him again. It's imperative that you see this through until he'll head out without a fight and returns without rushing. Be sure to allow an hour or so as it may take this long.
Any other day, I would agree with you. But that day I chose to live over winning. He tantrum lasted a good 5 minutes. I was absolutely exhausted. We got back safely without allowing a bolt, and came back mounted and alive, so I was good with that. We've since been out two other times and done some "listening" work. Any time he looks toward the tree line or otherwise takes his attention off me, I remind him I'm up there. We go through a few weeks of this nonsense every spring. My good boy will be showing up again soon.