Originally Posted by AlexS
...However I am soft when it comes to an easy fix and just go with it.
Yeah, I tend to be that way myself, saving the "fight" for something worthwhile. Could be because I'm getting older and my new mantra is to Work Smarter Not Harder.
As for the OP, I do
believe a horse can be that stubborn and simply not move and not be afraid-I own one just like that
. When I first got my appy he was so stubborn and sour (former riding string horse) he would simply stop when he wanted to and no amount of normal aids/kicking/ rein flipping etc would make him move. He was totally relaxed and unafraid with me on his back growling and flailing at him. He was like a 16 hand rock until I figured out it wasn't a lack of training, it was simply stubborness. It took a lot of consistent work, but he is much better now.