I have a 7 year old mare that was started about a year ago riding. She has been somewhat of a challenge. The last couple of days she has started biting at my boots. It seems her right side is the one causing the bigest issue. I can press against her sides with my hands, can take the stirup and beat against her side, but as soon as I get on her she starts up again. This has just started. Today I gave her a kick with my boot and took the right rein and gave her a tap on her neck, a tap was all it was, promise. That seem to take care of it for the time being. I rode and ask for a few more things, she did them and got off. Can anyone give me an idea of what is going on. This just started. Her saddle was gotten last fall and I have been riding her in it. Like I said this just started yesterday. Want to make sure it is just another one of her little avoidence issues. We have been in a power struggle ever since I got her home from the trainer. I have even had him come out a ride her about a month ago. He can ride her perfect. It is I who seems to be missing something. I have been riding for over 20 years, and she is my biggest flustration.