I just purchased a 4 yr old Andalusian mare, she was with a very close friend who had trained her for about 5 months. She was wonderful when with my friend, but she never had to go out alone - she literally walked from paddock to arena or on trails, but always with a barn buddy.
Now I have her and I need to walk to the riding club which is about a 7 min walk for her. She is becoming increasingly barn sour and not wanting to move forward.
Last time we tried to leave she literally had a meltdown and kept spinning. As soon as I put leg on, she spins, so I can't kick or tap her forward because she won't FACE forward...not even for a second. If I hold her head straight with reins, then she just backs. If I let go for a second, she spins. And believe me, she can spin fast!
If I hand walk I can get her away from the barn with a bit less fight, but I want to ride her out.
She is generally a very quiet horse...but this stubbornness is frustrating!