In the past few days Rosie hasn't been paying much attention to personal space.
I'd do work with her on the ground and she yields away from pressure fine. Before, in the stable she would just swing away when I put pressure on, and if she'd swing towards me I'd slap her with the lead and she'd back off.
Yesterday though she was really bad. I had her tied in the walk in stall and she kept looking behind her and then started swinging her hind end towards me so I slapped her with the lead, but then she just stomped and swished and kept swinging into me, so I whacked her with it, which she promptly ignored and then I had to jump out of the way and pull her head around the avoid being squished between her and the wall. I took her out and did some ground work, trotted her around, backed her etc and she seemed fine but back in there she did it again, ignoring my whacking lead.
I know she was disrespecting me, and just because she is more interested in what is happening doesn't mean she can do that so obviously I want to stop this behaviour immediately.
I was thinking of getting a crop or dressage whip or something so if she walks into me I can use that while staying out of her kick range... would that work?
What are the best things to do?
Can anyone recommend some exercises?