Just wondering if anyone can help me out with a bit of advise with my 10 year old Belgian Warmblood Gelding. He is a fantastic horse who i've now owned for 4 years during this time he broke his right fore leg and has now been in full work for 2 years and is competing at elementry dressage. HOWEVER my horse has a bad habbit of spotting something he doesn't like and will not go forward, whether its a cone on the ground, a branch, a shed or a sign at a competition. He will go past anything in hand, on the lunge and by following another horse during each time he is not scared. I know he will be taking advantage of me as a rider, but can anyone offer any tips on what to do during this situation WITHOUT kicking and whipping my horse. I can in most cases get him past everything in the end but not without a bit of a battle.
Any help would be appreciated :)