Originally Posted by sarahver
Having a roof over your head will not affect training in any way other than to shield you from adverse weather conditions.
Changing a headstall, adding a nose chain, using a whip will not magically make a horse back up for you. YOU are the only training tool that is completely necessary.
I hope you have someone to help you.
Sarah-I agree, EXCEPT that in Wisconsin, where OP is, this time of year, indoor offers consistent training, since it is not weather dependent. Does the indoor place have nowhere to work outside on nice days? If it does, I would go with that. Otherwise you are spending your training $$ for training that may not happen if it rains, snows, mud, ice, etc.
Misty-is this the same mare you have been having issues with?
If it is, this mare has been an issue and will continue to be until you learn how to listen to people, get a trainer and put on your big girl panties and become her leader. A rope halter is best, IMO. Chains are not, but neither will help you if you if you don't know how to use them. Think of it sort of like a bit. Stronger is not the answer. The hands that use it are.