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        07-03-2013, 09:27 AM
    Draft with no confidence

    My belgian shorty has been trained for driving, which he's great at in a pair. He also will go anywhere you lead him, will go where ever if theres another horse or human, as long as he sees someone with him either infront of him or on his side. The moment you try to drive him single or get on his back, he can't see you and freezes in his tracks, and wont budge dispite encouragement, clicks, kisses, squeezes, kicks, crops or a driving/dressage whip. Whats his deal? It can't be barn sour if he's fine with someone else human,random horse, dog, or even another animal walking next to him.... Seperation issues? Lack of confidence? How do I correct this? Never had an issue like this ussually with most draftys they r either lazy and could care less about being by themselves, some even seem more proud to be driven by themselves! How can I help Shorty gain confidence? (He doesnt spook at anything btw)
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        07-03-2013, 09:43 AM
    I just tried to reply to one of the other identical threads, think I got caught up in a thread deletion!

    Anyway, I had a mare who was exactly like this. She stepped out confidently in company of other horses or people but she was enormously reluctant to go out o her own. I would call it barn sour (or napping in the UK). We had many training sessions, and battles. Eventually I got to the point where I could ride her out on her own from the yard, but she was always reluctant until we were out of sight of home.

    When I trailered her to somewhere else the problem never arose.
        07-03-2013, 09:50 AM
    Same thing! But he doesnt even look twice if im leading him or have a friend walking next to him... Still barn sour? Anyway how did you correct this?
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