Ok so I really enjoy going out on trail rides to keep my horses from doing the same things every ride but I generally am by myself so I have a few questions.
First I'll explain:
If we have another horse/rider with us she is a dream I drop the reins and she walks out like she's done it everyday of her life.Now if we are alone she's a nightmare ! We get about 5 mins away from the property and she begins calling and prancing and ignoring me completely. I have tried doing little patterns/circling trying to keep her mind off of it but this only works for the first couple of times. Also if I try to trot her out she tries to take off so I am limited to only taking her on the trail when I can get someone to come with me and my preferred 'new rider' horse doesn't walk out quite as fast as jubee does so its difficult sometimes
here are my questions:
1.Would I be better off taking her out anyways multiple times a week anyways to break her of this or try and find new buddies?
2.What are some things I can do to keep her busy on the trail when we are alone?
3. Is she buddy sour or just being bratty?
Just so everyone doesn't jump my bones no I do not let her get a way with this behavior the couple of times we have gone alone as she's acting up I make her work take her onto the hillier(word?? Hah) trails circle her out in the desert basically work her bumm off but it hasn't seemed to do anything the second I ask her to just walk out her focus is completely lost again so any help would be enjoyed! :]