So the past two times we have gone for a ride when we get home Gizmo doesn't want to go up the hill to get to his barn and I have no idea why. He will take one step in the snow and be like "what! No way" and turn on his haunches. So I keep trying to make him go up it but then he started backing up without me pulling on him or anything! And back up right into the snow bank or backs down the drive way. When I try to pull back to make him stop he just backs up quicker. Yesterday I said "HOE" and gave him a smack on the shoulder and that seemed to work but not very much.
The first time I didn't have enough time to fool around with him so I just made him put his front feet in the snow and then walking him up, but yesterday I wasn't giving up. I ended up have to use my reins as a whip to smack him to go up it.
So now my question is how do I get from stopping that backing up stuff? I know you are supposed to turn them and I have tried, but he has really fast turns and that part of the driveway is a little icy so I am afraid he is going to slip and hurt himself. Any ideas?