Horse scared to hack on his own !
We moved yards a couple of weeks ago to a yard which had a farm ride and Last week I took my horse for his first hack there, he was really good, he was having fun, would go anywhere I asked him to.
This week however he wouldn't go onto the trail he would just stop dead I would nudge him and he would run out to the right then refuse to turn left then start bucking and rearing... However hard I tried he wouldn't go onto trail, I wasn't going to let him win, so I made my mum walk next to me with a whip to encourage him forward (she never hit him)
I was thinking long and hard about why he would of just suddenly changed then I realised on the first hack there was a horse in the distance, being ridden on the trail nowhere near us, mine wasn't trying to catch up or anything as we went down a different path but I think it reassured him, but how can I assure him he's safe?