Bre my 13 yo daughter is having a little trouble the last few rides. About 3 months ago she got kicked by Grace our mare. NO Grace did not mean to Kick her but she was not in a good spot. Grace was actually kicking out at a gelding that my daughter was leading. I was holding Grace and she got Upset at the gelding being to close and As I tried to move away from the other horse Grace kicked out and caught my daughterinstead of the other horse.
Bre is doing Great with confidence on the ground and doing ground work with Grace and even Riding alone. But the minute another horse is any where near her she literally shuts down. Then tenses up and Grace feels that and does the same.
I have told her to sit up straight and be the boss.
I am also thinking she needs to do more gound work and lunging to get more connected with grace.. is there any other things I can do to help her out?