My horse seems to be getting more barn sour the more I take him out instead of less. I used to be able to get him to walk down the road from the barn undersaddle and he may be apprehinsive but I could keep him moving forward. Now I almost always have to dismount and lead him down the road until I get to a safe place with no traffic where I can continue the struggle under saddle. After we get about a 1/4 to 1/2 mile away he becomes more pliable and the road home is never a problem as he is obviously eager to return home. On the way back I always turn him around and make him walk a little away from barn and he can't go home until he cooperates, but I don't know if any of this is working. Is it a bad idea to dismount and lead instead of staying in saddle? I have heard the advice to push, pull, or drag as long as you get where you want to go. Any other suggestions? Sorry so long.