But now, I have a new problem.
I was able to get the herd to scatter and keep away from the gate. Yaaaaay! But now, my horse refuses to go back into the field. I have no problem getting him out. He just follows me out with no problem. But getting him back in is a different story. I've tried gentle persausion. I've tried treats.
I don't know if anyone has had this problem with a horse. I seem like the only person at the barn who's horse will follow them out of the field and is eager to work, but won't return to the field when it is time.
Everyone seems to have the opposite. Horse won't leave the field and practically runs you over to get back in.
Maybe you guys have some suggestions. Thanks!