Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
Sorry to hear about your arm, glad its healed.
From what it seems like, during that time he has not only gotten barn or herd sour but also lost respect for you. He wants to go where he wants, and in his eyes, this subordinate is getting in his way so what does he do? He reacts to it the way he is.
I would get back to basics and actually get this horse to respect me. When he looks away or shows signs of disrespect, I would yank that head back over to have both eyes on me. His focus should be on me. Not "there".
I would do lunging for respect. Every time he looks outside, I would tug the lead rope and get that head in. Every time it goes out, you are inviting him to bolt away.
Others could give more tips than I as I have not had to terribly deal with this situation.