Question # 326: Ellen has a question about her horse becoming barn sour and threatening to rear.
My gelding who has always been my most consistent, reliable and easy going horse has decided at times he doesn’t want to go forward. It’s happened several times on the trail and now at home. A lot of it is being barn sour. He hasn’t gone up- yet. But I can feel it. It scares the crap out of me but I’ve been insisting he turn and move his haunches ie I bring his head as close to my knee as possible and kick his haunches over. Multiple times both directions. What are your suggestions? (Ellen)
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