I've been riding my new horse in the round pen and pasture a few times and decided to take her out on a trail today. It was a really short trail, and I wanted to see what she did away from the other horses.
She headed out from the barn OK. She didn't like it but didn't try to turn and go back. Once we got to the actual trail though, she kept trying to turn around. She would even try to go through the woods to get back to the barn. She wasn't taking off with me and she was still listening but it was annoying. She would basicay just zigzag down the road.
She wasn't hard to control though but it was annoying.
Then the WEIRDEST thing happened. There is an old oil tank location down that road and it makes this hissing and click noise about every 10 seconds. She heard that an was actively looking for it. It was odd, so I let her go to it and she went as fast as she could to that tank making the noise and was looking around. Then, she had a hard time leaving the tank. It was ODD. My horses usually spook at it but it was like she wanted to be near it.
She did awesome on the way home. She wasn't tryin to run home or anything, just a nice walk.
How can I teach her not to be soooo barn sour? And any ideas on why she really wanted to be near that noise?
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