Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jacksonville, NC
I have the same problem with my gelding whenever he has a horse in the stall next to him, across from him, in the same city as him....he gets totally bonded to them. When I would take him out he would call and jig, completely ignoring me, just wants to get back to his buddies.
What I did was dependant on what I was doing with him. If we were lunging and he was calling and acting crazy, every time he would call I would instantly ask him to change directions or move into a new gait. Eventually he figured out it was easier to just be quiet. When riding, I did a give and take, if he wanted to go back to his friends, I would go toward the barn a little bit then away a little bit, kind of letting him know it is ok to leave because we are coming back.
Or you could remove him from whoever he is bonded with for a couple weeks and maybe he will get over it, but for a lot of people that isnt an option. :O)