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So what do you do? Simply sit in saddle. You'll want to give your horse enough rein to stretch his neck but don't give him so much that he can graze. Then you simply sit there until he decides to move forward. Don't let him go left or right. Don't let him back up or turn around and head home. Don't kick him. Don't yell at him.
You are telling your horse it's okay to stand still but he doesn't get to anything but stand there or move forward.
At some point horse should move forward. When he does, give him plenty of reward.
The results from waiting for your horse to move forward are far better with patience and kindness than trying to force your horse to move. Sure, it may take a l-o-n-g time for him to move but he'll eventually feel safe enough to do it - or he may get bored just standing there - and you should know that boredom and feeling safe are almost exact same thing in horse's mind.
Next time you take your horse out and he naps it may take half time for him to move. Then next time it may only take a few minutes. It's kind of like old rule of training. The more you work on it lesser time it takes.
What do you do while you're patiently waiting for your horse to move? If you're with friends then warn them before hand this may happen. You may have to sit there and have a conversation. If you're by yourself bring a crossword puzzle or even a book. Do what it takes for you to pass time and not get impatient.
Just remember to treat it like you would a horse that's spooking. Most of time, napping is a reaction to spooking. You simply have to be patient and wait it out.
Andy Curry is a nationally known horse trainer and author of several best selling horse training and horse care books. For information visit his website at www.horsetrainingandtips.com. He is also the leading expert on Jesse Beery's horse training methods which can be seen at www.horsetrainingandtips.com/Jesse_Beerya.htm