What does he do when worried about the Red Horse eating bags of hay? He stops, gets big, refuses to move forward, starts to walk sideways and then spins away. Then he fights me when I bring him back around. What do I do? Try to deepen my seat, relax, breathe. Ask him for something - side pass, backing, or disengagement of hind end. When we get to a bit less resistance, I ask him to go forward. We go back through process . . . rinse, repeat. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Slowly we make out way forward.
Look for my new training plan for the buddy sour horse - coming soon. Not soon enough!