I am at a cross road. I have been working with my mare for a year and a half, I have all the control on the ground I could ask for. I have used her to work other horses (ponying, yielding) from saddle. She does this all great. When I just want to ride in the arena or at local events, she has no confidence, and wants to be back at the stall and trailer. She is not over reactive, bulls and barrel racers going past did not get a reaction from her. When I ask her for any speed other than a walk, she is a basket case.....I know, I know....going speed is the issue.....do a lot of trotting. I do have a couple of physical issues that make me not want to trot much. I do trot her on the lead line in the round corral and all is fine.
she has no physical issues, no pain, she is sound. My tack is fine, fits well.