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post #1 of 19 Old 07-06-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Leaving the barn problems

My old gelding is dead broke and never gave a single problem at all , I mean not ever has he acted up or anything . Rode a month ago and he was great , then the next week and still going he acts stupid and like he forgot everything , doesn't want to leave the barn or other horses , He has never been barn or buddy sour at all , kind of a loaner . I tried leading him down the road and getting on out of barn site and he just turns and goes back no matter what even with spurs . I am at witts end with him as I have tried everything I can think of as to what might be wrong .
Any ideas what to do or what could be wrong would help , Thanks
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post #2 of 19 Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 PM
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Once you're out of eye shot of the barn you can get off and give him some treats to show him that being away from the barn isn't a bad thing
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post #3 of 19 Old 07-08-2011, 06:43 AM
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Could there be a physical cause? Have you checked his eyesight recently? What time of day was it when you tried to go out? If his eyesight is going, it would be particularly bad in times such as dawn or dusk, and in areas where there are a lot of shadows mixed with areas of bright sunlight.

If he has always been good, it seems like he must have a pretty good reason for not wanting to go out. It is also possible that he is in pain elsewhere. Have you checked your saddle recently? Could he have injured himself somewhere? In any event, please try not to loose your patience with him. If he has given you so many good years, he deserves the time to really find out what's wrong with him. Hope this helps!
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No injuries and was in broad daylight . Nothing has changed in the week or so he started this stuff . Kinda like he is buddy sour . He will walk back to the other horse just fine with no problems at all , it is when I try to make him walk away from them when he does it . Appreciate the ideas though .
Almost forgot he is even getting hard to catch , and before when saddled I could walk away and he would stand there until I came back or called him to come to me , now he will walk off from me . He is a totaly different horse within a week .

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Could there be a physical cause? Have you checked his eyesight recently? What time of day was it when you tried to go out? If his eyesight is going, it would be particularly bad in times such as dawn or dusk, and in areas where there are a lot of shadows mixed with areas of bright sunlight.

If he has always been good, it seems like he must have a pretty good reason for not wanting to go out. It is also possible that he is in pain elsewhere. Have you checked your saddle recently? Could he have injured himself somewhere? In any event, please try not to loose your patience with him. If he has given you so many good years, he deserves the time to really find out what's wrong with him. Hope this helps!
Yes, when things turn like this so quickly look for a physical cause. Maybe give your vet a call.
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Already had him checked , 100% A ok .....

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Is there a new horse in the herd? Could one of the mares be in heat?
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If you are SURE there are no physical issues, then perhaps he needs to learn that the barn is not quite as nice and peaceful as he thinks. Take him out-if he wants to return-let him, but when you get there, that is where he gets put to work. Work a while, then go back out....if he still wants to return, repeat. When it is time to quit, do not do it at the barn! He will soon learn that it is not all it is cracked up to be!

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post #9 of 19 Old 07-09-2011, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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NO new horses , actually 2 horses left .

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post #10 of 19 Old 07-09-2011, 07:40 PM
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How often are you riding and/or working with him ?

Based on your post, it sounds like you are out there maybe once a week?

It could just be that he is not getting enough work and therefore developing some buddy-sour issues.

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