Originally Posted by Corporal
Shadow you are right about the work, wrong about the location. It's too easy for the horse to knock you off running back into the barn by JUST fixing the problem there. I worked last summer with my DD holding a lunge whip at the opening of my shelter which is sometimes part of my schooling area. I would ride towards the shelter and she would walk forward with the whip when we rode towards it to remind my horse NEVER to enter the shelter with a rider. It's all part of training, and it doesn't happen unless you introduce these ideas to your horse.
THIS is why I recommend the initial re-training to take place in a safe place, a closed arena with a gate. In the other place, by the barn, your horse can win and YOU get hurt. In the arena, if the horse wins an argument, you just start the exercise over again.
I believe Shadow did not mean run the horse into the barn but work them by their comfort zone which is the stable/barn :)
Sometimes a arena is not available so letting the horse head back to his safe place like the barn/stable is not a bad thing. Just work them in a area close to the barn.
You can do this in the saddle or on the ground, just work the snot out of them then head back towards the trail and let them rest there. Make it difficult for the horse at his comfort spot.
If the horse starts to whinny for his/her buddies, make them MOVE by doing circles and serpentines, make it uncomfortable for them. As soon as they stop whinnying let them relax.