My new horse is barn sour. How do I change that behavior?
I bought a horse in August and he has been a bit of a challenge. He had bad ground manners(which I knew about) and I corrected that behavior. But when I took him out about three weeks ago for a ride, he had a fit when he thought he was going home. He got very "HOT" when he didn't get his way but it was a challenge to control him after that. He is normally a great horse to ride. He walks, trots, canters without hesitation and stops when asked. I need to correct that barn sour behavior or Ill never make it to the long trails. Since he had his fit in the back field Ive rode him around the arena and front field but I haven't tried to take him out of sight of the barn yet. I want to gradually go farther away but would really like some more advice on correcting this behavior.
Last edited by Comanche; 09-17-2013 at 03:45 PM.
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