I have two horses.. one older gelding and a 3 year old gelding,
The 3 year old is nice tempered and I've got him to lead well and stand and walk on the lead rein in a quiet way, he is good in the stable and waits to be fed . My problem is when I bring him in of a night time he barges through the gate as I lead the older one out. Luckily he allways makes for his cosy stable but the fact is I want to get rid of this dangerous habit as soon as I can. I need to lead them in one at a time as we live close to a busy road . He tends to get so close in to the other horse that I can't get round to stop him before I can close the gate.
I have done everything else without hitting and shouting... he's so young and so nice tempered and I don't want to ruin him. Im looking for a few hints for a nice calm approach to this situation . At the weekend my partner will be home to help and my plan is to have the older horse taken out while I restrain the younger one..... Any ideas?