So horses can be frustrating at times. They are not always on the same page as we are. They don't have the same desires and tend to feel threatened when predators approach. Yes we humans are predators. So I have been playing with a new horse. He is not mine but we are building a relationship. So I go out into the field to bring him in and he is good and comes to me. Great! Get the halter on and give him a carrot which he enjoys but then somehow his legs have attached themselves to the ground and won't move. Hmm so I ask him again over and over to move his feet but he seems to be stuck. I get him to move around the round feeder and drive his friends around ahead of him but when we go towards the barn he is again stuck in place.
So.....we wait and do some backing on the spot and asking him to move his hind end then his front end then again the hind. Finally the glue allows his feet to move towards the barn. We get 20 feet or so and again the earth grabs his feet and keeps them stuck in place. Okay so I ask his feet to move again in the smaller space and get some action. We wait some more until all of a sudden he choses to walk toward the barn. Success finally. We need to work on this....So the start of our making it worth while for him to come with me.....to continue...