Ok I haven't been on here in a while but I went back to square one with this horse I ride. Basically to make a long story short, I had her to where I could ride her around the pasture, trail ride, etc...at her old house. Moved to a new house and she started really acting out. Not lunging, pushing me, racing around...etc...last time I RODE her she spooked at something at the back of the arena (which she has hated from day one) The saddle slipped, I fell off and she went bucking through the fence and off into the pasture leaving the saddle in several pieces. So I was advised to go back to 'sacking her out' and working on ground work. I have done all that, she's an angel on the lunge line...walk trot canter both directions and stop on command. So I'm back to getting on her back. Which I did last week. We've got a new bit on her, it's a pelham...solid mouthpiece with a reign converter. I got on her, no problems. Walked her across the arena and up to the front no problems. But once we were at that gate, she wouldn't budge for anything. She pinned her ears back, danced around a bit...I got her to back up a couple steps but that was it. All I was trying to do was get her to go 3 feet so I could reach the crop I brought out with me but didn't mount with. I couldn't get her to do it so I had to get off and grab the crop. I made her lunge just with me holding the reigns, right in front of the gate. Both directions. Then I got on (with the crop) and made her walk back and forth across the arena a couple times and since she was good I ended it there. I'm just wondering if anyone can give me any advice on dealing with this arena hatred she has!