My horse has issues leaving the savety of the barn. He does everything I ask as long as we`re in the arena but he is very stressed when i want to go walk or trail ride. We´ve practiced for a long time, he is fine on 1 trail he knows by heart now, as long as there`s a second horse with him. On unknown trails he is extremely stressed an needs a highly ranked horse with him to go at all. When I try to walk outside with him alone he doesn`t want to follow. He does after asking a few times but at some point he decides it`s too much and he bolts home. I don`t have the strengh to stop him bolting so he can`t learn that nothing would happen to him if he keeps coming with me.
I want him to trust me enough to come with me calmly wherever I go, I`d like him to relax outside and enjoy going on Trail rides with me.
I just bought a dually halter and he responded really well to it in the arena. I didn`t try it outside yet.
Do you have any advise for me how I can get my horse to relax and enjoy Trail rides?