My horse is a DREAM on the trails.. if she's with another horse. In the indoor arena, though, she's a total goof. There are 5 gates to our indoor arena, 4 in each corner, and a big one leading to the parking lot. If there is ANYTHING unusual set in front of one of the gates, she will not go near it. For instance, the gate that leads to the parking lot is at A. There was a trailer parked right there because some people just got back from a show. She would throw her head high, perk her ears, and counter bend the whole entire side of the arena.
Then there was a bucket being heated up and it was steaming. She would not go in that corner AT ALL.
In both of these cases, i've let her get a good, close up look several times at these "scary objects"
She's never like this in the outdoor arena.
She's seen barking, running dogs, very scary trees, cars, bags, etc. on trails and is perfectly fine. Anybody got any ideas on how to solve her arena issues?