Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
We've had a few horses who weren't 'barn' sour, but 'herd' sour... Same difference, really... though.
With my girl, I made her go, but I let her do pretty much what she wanted and let her stop and graze a lot more than I usually did when we rode with another horse. She was quick to pick up on the fact that when we ride alone, she got to have more fun, go more places, and not work half as hard. Now she's the best horse in the world when it comes to riding alone, and I've gotten her back up to doing very hard work when riding alone.
My uncles mare is BAD herd sour. She'll ride alone, but you've got to stay on your toes when riding her alone or she'll throw you and run back home... she's a challenge, but she knows to listen... she just is a handful... she's always been like that, though.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding), Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding) & Harlow (9 y/o APHA mare)