My mare is calm, concentrated horse, she is great to ride. Until something happens that scares her. After that it's impossible to get her to concentrate. She doesn't reach for contact, she opens her mouth all the time and she does everything very quickly. She obeys, but not the way I'd like. It's obvious that she thinks about other things and sometimes it takes half an hour to get herself calm and to close her mouth and reach into contact. I don't know how to help her to relax. Circles doesn't help, the only thing that does is to get out of the place.
She's not hyper (well far away from lazy too), just nervous when something scares her, I know it's normal, but she stays nervous for too long...
What should I do to get her calm?
I know I influence on her, so I try to be as calm as I can be, usually I sing and let her have loose reins (she still opens her mouth). I try not to be rigid and ride normally.