09-08-2013, 03:38 PM
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Two things you can try one work him and lunge him right in the pasture where he wants to be, when he needs air walk him away to rest, and do desensitizing. If he does not want to leave put his feet back to work. Even if you only get him a little ways each day keep going farther until it is his idea to leave. Pasture and mamma=hard work. Outside of pasture=rest. Second option take them both out, tie the mare up near where your working and use the same approach. Work him hard near the mare and let him rest away from her.
How is the mare when he leaves? Does act silly and whinny for him or is she quiet? She is his herd leader and he relies on her for safety. You need to show him that you are a worthy herd leader and will keep him safe, by showing him you can move his feet near her and control his direction you will gain his respect as herd leader and once you do that he will follow you.
If separating in two separate pastures where they can see each other is an option that would help, but if not you have to work with what you have.