Sounds like some horses are better than a homing pigeon! I had one mare that walked slower as she approached home-but pass the house & she picked up speed again-she didn't like going home! She was one of a kind for me. Another gal I rode with-we would go back to the trailer, have lunch, then head out again for second ride, the horses were always good. Usually afterwards, we would untack, sponge them off, & load up after watering, a bit of feed & a short rest while we packed things up. Those were some wonderful times.