Jubilee is not a trail horse in the least. I rarely take her away from the barn because I'd much rather do ring work with her in the arena. However, a lot of people at my barn trail ride. Unfortunately, she is barn sour, and whenever I do take her on the road, she freaks out and tries to go back. I want to start getting her used to riding on the road and through woods away from the barn, for a couple reasons: 1. In the winter, the roads will be the only place I can really ride because we don't have an indoor arena, 2. Everyone always begs me to go on trail rides with them, 3. I do enjoy a nice, relaxing trail ride after a working session.
Let me explain a little bit more. I'll take her on the road, with other horses too, and the moment she can't see the barn, she starts turning and not wanting to go forward. It will take a lot to kick her forward and keep going and she'll eventually do and it and be fine for a few minutes. Then she'll start being stubborn again and want to turn around and not go forward. It is quite annoying. The good news is, the last time I was on the trail with her, she did eventually get used to it, and she did enjoy it. She IS NOT SPOOKY, which is awesome. She likes going new places, and gets excited by seeing new things. She has a lot of courage, as a TB. It's just the initial stages of getting her away from the barn.
Are there any tips, other than just making her go and repeating it?
Thanks in advance!