BARN SOUR: This is what people say about a horse that always wants to go back to the barn. But if the horse has learned to respect you, through feel, there wouldn’t be any reason for him to want to go back to the barn.
Generally speaking, a horse that does this has been handled by a rider who’s missed most all the preparation at the beginning. They haven’t had the opportunity to understand what caused the horse to want to go back to the barn. Because the horse got confused about things away from the barn, he wanted to go back where he might feel all right about some things that happen there. But he can get to where he’s comfortable just about anywhere. You have an advantage if you have prepared him to be with you, through feel. That way, that term “barn sour” would never need to be mentioned.