I went and looked at a cute little tri-colored paint gelding this week. He was really great, except he was a little barn sour! I tried taking him out of the yard, on to the unpaved road (don't worry...no cars!) but he absolutely would not leave the yard! We ended up turning cirles and such.
I am wondering if there is any way to break a horse of this habit?
The owner said he's never been out of the yard on his own before (and, we were on our own that day. No other horses were with us). Would walking him out of the yard help? So he can see what's out there?