I have had my 22 year old thoroughbred x connamera mare for 3 months now and she is great and I love her to bits :)
Recently she has been turned out full time in the field just down the road from the farm. She is in their with two other horses. When I go to catch her in the field, she lets me put the head collar on but when I start to try and lead her forward, she does not move. If she does start to move, she will walk a couple of steps and then stop dead. She doesnt do this all the time, sometimes she is absolutely fine. I just would like some advice on how to deal with this when it does happen. I know that as she is old, she is just testing my patience and taking the mickey out of me. :)
I think the reluctance to leave the field is due to her not wanting to leave the other horses. Once she is going though, she is fine. Any ideas on what to do when she stops and refuses to move? I know there is no use pulling :) Thanks guys.