Once your horses learn that coming out of their pasture does not mean pressure, coercion and stress, but that, instead, they get to choose their own activities, they quickly come to the conclusion that there's not much percentage in being returned whence they came.
Chloe and Bridget scurry to the gate as soon as they see me arrive. They are showing less and less interest in going back into their pasture.
This "problem" highlights the fact that the pasture is actually not a very interesting place. There's just not much going on in there.
I don't have to deal with this issue right now, as we're probably moving soon. But I can see it's something I may have to address later on. Does anyone out there have any good ideas for making a happy horse habitat?