Okay I have a 16 yr old OTTB that I've been jumping for about 3 years. Since I've moved to my new barn, though, he has started to become like barn sour out of nowhere - when I go to take him to a line facing away from the barn he will pitch a fit, throw his shoulder in the direction of the barn and most of the time stop even if Im kicking him as hard as I possibly can. Towards the barn I can be trotting to one and hell start cantering in place like a maniac. I have NEVER ran him towards the barn, let him stand by the gate, etc. The only thing I do is ride back to the barn when Im finished, and Im the only person who rides him. I have done grids, low lines back and forth trying to get him to relax, etc. And he isnt worked more than like twice a week and havent jumped him over probably 3 ft recently (he used to do about 3' 9" but I havent been pushing him because of this crap). Its just becoming incredibly frustrating at the moment - I know he's not in pain and he's not too old for it, he acts like a 2 year old. So I don't know whats left to try. Oh, and if I get a crop he goes insane so I though about trying some good spurs.
Any suggestions?!! Lol