Late October I was finally able to move Gypsy to where I am going to school. Previously she was at my parents house almost 2 hours away, and so she wasn't getting worked very often.
When I first moved her she would dance away from me when I tried to pick her hooves. I immediately corrected her and she figured out pretty quickly that she wouldn't get away with that. However, about 2 weeks after I moved her she started dancing when she was tied whenever I wasn't standing directly next to her. I tried my best to correct her, but the behavior has only been getting worse.
Then, on Tuesday, she started rearing when tied. Her front legs only went less than a foot off the ground, but I am afraid that she will hurt herself or me. She wasn't rearing when I was directly next to her but I was still fairly close.
I believe this behavior is at least partially caused by her being herd-bound. She can't see her pasture mates from in the barn, and the more they call the worse she gets. Plus, she has always had issues with being away from other horses, and when I am at the barn, there are usually no horses inside or in sight. She has always behaved fairly well when tied, unless there were no other horses but even then she would only dance a little.
I'm not sure what to do in this situation, so any advice would be appreciated. Normally I would ask the BO for help, but she is gone on vacation for awhile and I don't know anybody else at the barn yet.