I have owned my mare for 4 months now and she is brilliant, but she has one flaw whenever I go into an indoor arena or outdoor with her she is very lazy. She is not like this when I ride in a paddock or on a trail at home I do flatwork and jump in a small paddock similar in size to a medium arena, and she is great.
Its not hard to get canter or keep it,in an arena but there is no impulsion and I find it hard to jump on a forward stride why is this?
I do not have this problem at home.
Could it also be that I am the only rider when at home in the paddock whereas when at the arena there is always at least one other rider as I take lessons there. Although when I drag hunt or cross country in pairs she is not lazy!!