If I'm in he barn grooming I'm okay but if climb on or do any ground work or anything I feel uncomfy. I would say I'm like a barn sour human except the fact that I don't feel comfortable riding in the barn either but I feel even MORE uncomfortable working with him outside the barn such in the pasture or indoor or outdoor arenas. I feel it more when I"m mounted than on the ground, and more when saddled than bareback, which is strange in itself as most people are the opposite.
My horse can spook, as any can, but he tends to spook a little more when we are in the arena or away from the barn/pasture area and I think I'm afraid I'll fall off and something bad will happen like I break my leg or get stepped on and because the Arena/Pasture is so large I won't be able to keep my horse from hurting himself I.e. Stepping on the reins, falling and rolling with a saddle on etc, if I'm injured and without help since the house is quite far from the indoor and outdoor arenas. It is strange because I knew this risk upon buying a horse to begin with but suddenly they are surfacing since I moved to a larger barn facility. Not to mention my BM is like 60 or 70 now so her old age makes me feel a little uneasy too.
Edit- you know the cellphone would be a good idea, so that way If I started feeling nervous or alone I could dial up a friend and chit chat on speaker while I ride or something to reassure myself. I'm not usually a scardy pants about being alone, its almost embarrassing.