Originally Posted by BubblesBlue
I may be coming out of no where but I think this is a pain issue. Either he is in pain or thinks he is in pain still from his injury, so there fore he does not want to run. He associates the alley way with pain and having to run so he does not want to go in.
My suggestion is to get him checked up to see if he is okay and if he is, use him as a trail horse for a while or something different to let him realize that he is going to be fine.
This may not be the best advice but it's something to build on.
I had him checked for soundness before I did anything with him. I was scared to ride him even after the vet said he was ok. It's amazing what that one farrier has done and caused so much pain for the both of us. He still hides from me to this day he should of gotten sued. But I was actually was thinking the same thing you just said. Just go back to trail riding for awhile no events just leisure time. He is a great horse we are very close and he usually is willing to jump over the moon for me, so this was pretty shocking development. Posted via Mobile Device