I have a job at a barn near me, which is great, I love it and most of the horses are kinda
polite (in other words, they're rude, but I can handle it
) except for one- he's young (4ish?) and he's big and as one boarder put it "he knows he's got everyones numbers". He shares a paddock with his sister, and we used to bring them both in at the same time, but now since I'm doing it myself I have to bring them in one at a time, and I was told I have to bring him in first- fine, I can handle that, right?
Basically, all goes well until I try to turn him into the barn and every. Single. Time
he stops dead, backs up, spins around and basically does everything in his power to keep his butt out of the barn. I usually manage to get him in, but it's a fight and I'm sick of it. Last Monday I spun him around, backed him down the aisle that serves as the entrance to the barn and tricked him inside, but he caught onto that trick way too fast and we're back fighting.
Of course, that isn't the end of it- once you get him into the barn, getting him into his stall is an entire adventure in itself with all the same antics.
A few times one of the "boarders" who works with a lot of the owners horses has seen this and helped me with the little bugger but frankly it's... embarrassing and any pointers would be helpful, I've had experience with dominant ponies but frankly his size alone is intimidating and I hate it...