My friend just got an ottb a few months ago. As the months have gone on his problems have begun to slowly come out. He is under weight, and has a lot of skeletal problems. He also just wants to stay in the barn all the time. She will go down to the pasture and get him and he will walk up to the barn just fine, but once he's there it is impossible to get him back to the pasture.
This guy has been through a lot, and he was really scared and spooky when she first got him. He couldn't even be sprayed with fly spray, but he is A LOT better now. She doesn't want to use a whip pr anything on him just because of his past. He has come pretty far in the last few months as far as trust goes, and she doesn't want him to take any steps back.
I am at loss on how to make this horse move. After like 15 or more minutes he will finally give in and go down, but there must be a better way. Food doesn't work.