Since then he has sat as a pasture ornament.
In the two weeks that I have been working with him, he has been wonderful -- he ties, has good ground manners, stands for saddling/mounting, has great breaks, and rides in a loose ring snaffle.
Anyway -- the problem that I am having is that when he is far away from the gate in his pasture (relatively large pasture...4 acres maybe) he will let me attach a lead to him, but he will not move. Not at all. I can turn him and he will step, then stand -- ears pinned back and not happy at all. He is very buddy sour and a few times I have lead another horse along with him until we reached the gate, but this no longer works anymore.
I have dealt with my own stubborn horse who sometimes plants his feet and doesn't budge unless I tap him on the butt with the end of the lead/pull him with all of my strength, but this new horse is much taller and stockier than my little arab X. Even a tap on the side with the lead doesn't give him the motivation to move. He just pins his ears back further.
I have tried pulling, tapping him with a lead & a lunge whip, treats...I don't know what to do anymore.
This doesn't happen every time...and I don't ride him every time I take him out of his field, sometimes I take him out to graze or simply groom him, so it shouldn't be that he is associating me with hard work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)