Hello! My name is Mia and I have a white cute pony named Temtation.
My problem is that I have been doing already over half a year only fun, interesting exercises and playing with him in the arena but he still very often doesnt want to leave his horsefriends and grass to go with me to the stables
Our trainings are really simple and short. I have been doing a lot of bonding too and i can see that he likes playing with me. So I dont understand why. Why he still chooses his horsefirend even if he knows that we are in the arena very short time and he is always going back to the pasture? And my another question is how am I supposed to react when he comes to me in the pasture, takes the garrot and walks away?
Sometimes when I but the halter on, he walks two meters with me and then gallops away. Should I make him to come to the stabels using harsh methods? Or should I accept his desision and just walk away? I have actually tried both of them and they both didnt help. When I started to MAKE him to go to the stable then he didnt anymore let me near him. And when I accepted his answer, then, yes, after 5 days he would come but the whole situation didnt get any better even with the time. And i have also tried rewarding every step he made with voice and carrot but then he walks to the end of the pasture with me and when he realises that he has to come out and cant beg any treat out of me, then he just walks away again. The whole situation only gets easier when there is almost no grass in the pasture left or another horse comes with us.
I think that Im just not good enought as a leader to him and not enought interesting. I think that sadly Im just not better than the grass and other horses. But i really want to be! I want to be his good friend, who he can trust.
And I try sooo hard but nothing seems to work. I simply doesnt know how
(Im really sorry for my english! This is not my motherlanguage. I hope you guys understand!