Theres a horse at our farm that we used to own, I broke her in and done the work with her and I had her able to hack out alone but then we sold her to a young lass, at first she hacked out with me at weekends but I couldn't get down every weekend so I told her to try to take her out herself, just short distances or what she felt comfortable with.
Now the horse wont go out at all by herself, and I was told by my dads girlfriend that the lass uses the whip non-stop to try and get the horse to move, we think she feels that if she uses the whip she feels in control.
The horse used to be good in company but now she wants to be in front and if you come up along side her she'll swing her bum round to lash out. Yet she wont go out alone.
Now we couldn't sit back and watch a lovely horse go to waste so we've arranged to do a swap for the time being, the lassy is to ride on of ours while I do work with her horse to build up confidence.
So far I've tried taking her short distances by herself but it was no good she'd get so far and then spin to come back, I've tried walking with her but once again she'll get so far and stop dead, the only way I managed to get her as far as I wanted to go was to bribe her with carrots down the road then hop on and ride her back where there was no fuss.
Does anyone have any better advice because I feel that she'll get too used to receiving treats and wont move unless she gets any.
Sorry for the long post :(