This mare that I have been leasing for 6 months now is very green, but coming along pretty nicely. I rode her over the winter and she consistently got better and better. She is still improving, and is a pretty quick learner. This season, I have already taken her to 3 schooling shows for my equestrian team all at the same location. She kind of freaks out a little at first when I get on her, but then she settles down and gets straight to work. Just yesterday, I took her to the third show there and she almost acted as if she'd been doing it for years.
During the time that I have been going to these shows, I have been attempting to ride her in the outdoor arena at my own barn. All she does is flips her head, and turns the opposite way I want her to go... she'll rear, and just do everything I don't want her to do. That said, here are my 2 questions: Why does she act like that at home in the outdoor ring, when she can go to an outdoor show and act civil? How can I get her to calm down while riding in the outdoor ring at home?
Thank you for any feedback!!