My mare is very spooky on trails. She doesn't bolt, but will jump sideways. I have worked with her lots on trail rides, but she just doesn't seem to improve. The reason I am stressed about it now is because our boarding stable is closing, and we are moving to a new house with no arena and only trails.
Is there any way to help her? I am a confident rider, but I too prefer the arena. I've done huge amounts of groundwork, sacking out, walking her along trails (from the ground), etc. Do any of you have suggestions? Or is it just her personality? She is a very high strung, excitable, 9 year old appy. I just cannot figure out what else to do.
She is respectful on the ground and under saddle, even on trails. She is just extremely spooky and scared.