Originally Posted by Cherie
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I would be more able to understand the problem and offer help if I knew a little more about its origin.
Has she been ridden a lot in the arena earlier in her training? It would help to know the 'why' and the 'when' of how she became arena sour.
To prevent this, we do most of our training out of an arena and finish rides in an arena when the horse is behaving very well. Then, we rest for a good while on the farthest point away from the gate, dismount there, loosen the girth and lead the horse out. We NEVER ride a horse to the gate or out of the gate and always make sure the arena is a nice place to rest and be happy and have a ride end.
Please help me with more details.
We did did a good amount of ground work in the arena when she was younger. She has only recently been started but she would also be ponied out when ever we took the other horse out on the trails. Thanks for the pointers on taken her in after trail ridding. I'm not sure exactly when she became arena sour. We were thinking it might be just because she's bored.