Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, California
It's a pretty simple fix really, but will take some time.
Ride out as far as you can and when he wants to head home, let him, but make him get there in a hurry. Once he gets where he wants to go put his butt to work-HARD. Trot small circles, roll backs along a fence or wall, back back back, more trotting circles with lots of direction changes-WORK. After at least a few minutes of that trot out again on a loose rein and stop to rest, before he trys to turn back if possible. Rest him away from the barn for al least as long as you worked him, if not a min or two longer. Then try to head out further until he wants to head home and repeat the process.
Pretty soon he will associate the barn with work and the trail with relaxing.
Last edited by Ktibb; 06-24-2010 at 02:46 PM.