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You saddle up and mount your horse. You flex your horse a little and do a few exercises then head away from the barn for a relaxing ride. As you head away your horse’s head raises, he pins his ears back and you can sense his body getting tense.YourMoreYou saddle up and mount your horse. You flex your horse a little and do a few exercises then head away from the barn for a relaxing ride. As you head away your horse’s head raises, he pins his ears back and you can sense his body getting tense.Your horse slows against your will, perhaps throwing his head and comes to a stop. He’s worried and he balks. He won’t move forward. What do you do now?Depending on how you handle this situation, your horse might spin around and take off back to the barn, possibly rear or start bucking. It’s a dangerous situation that too many horse owners have experienced. Many have been hurt when they can’t control their horses and end up getting thrown.Fence Posts Go Whizzing By….Another common problem is the horse that will ride away from the familiar barn or buddies okay but once you turn for home he bolts. He takes off like he’s possessed and doesn’t want to stop for anything. This is a very dangerous situation for green or inexperienced riders as they try to hold on for dear life and their horse won’t stop with the normal methods. So they freak and start yanking the reins making things worse.Frustration….As a rider, this situation is very frustrating. You want nothing more than to enjoy your horse and ride him, not only around the barn, but also on trail rides and events.What do you do? How do you overcome these problems and get to the point where you can start enjoying your horse away from the barn or his stable buddies?What in the world makes your horse act this way?In the following chapters we’ll examine the cause and the solution to these nagging problems! Barn Sour, Buddy Sour and Herd Bound are all problems related to each other and the solution is almost identical for all.