When your horse acts stubborn as you are riding and acts like he doesnt want to go in a particular area, ( I.e past a house where there are dogs barking and someone using a chainsaw) for instance, just wondering whats you guys techniques or what do you use?
Ok I know that you have to face the horse to what he fears and just let him sit there and stare at it, if he tries to turn around turn him back and let him face it. I have gotten my horse to eventually go past , sometimes after about 5 minutes of him not wanting to but my legs get tired of bumping his lower stomach area, or my feet rather. Its as if I am tiring myself or my legs out by trying to kick him.
I actually broke off a switch from a tree branch during riding and used that and it helped some. I was thinking about getting a whip and just take with me when I ride. One of my neighbors said he always ride with spurs on his boots.