About a month ago my mare spooked when I was riding her in the arena and I fell off. She kick me in the head (luckily I was wearing a helmet!) and I got a concussion. Because of my injury and going on vacation for a week I have only ridden in the round pen a couple times since my fall and never in the arena until today. Amber has been a perfect little angel when I ride her in the round pen, but in the arena it was like we were back to square one in her training! I noticed she acted up especially a lot in the spot I had fallen off. After riding for nearly an hour I finally got her into a nice relaxed trot and in frame. So my question is: was she acting up like this because she remembers spooking and me falling? I didn't get back on after I fell (I could barely stand) so she might think she can act up now in the arena. Do horses remember things like that?
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