Well I was on here a few months back with a difficult mare. She was supposed to be with me only a short time but with the horse market what it is and her acting up she is still with me. She has gotten much better. But now the biggest issue is that she acts up on one end of our arena. She acts terrified of the woods on that end. Literally fleeing from that area. It doesn't matter if I am on her back on leading her. I even tried feeding her hay on that end and unless I held her with the lead rope she flees to the other end.
I need to use the arena because that is the best footing and where the jumps are. Of course I want to get her over this irrational fear. I don't remember anything bad happening to her there. Its very strange. Otherwise she is not a spooky horse for the most part. I don't think its just an act, why would she run from her hay then?
I plan on spending a lot of time in there until she gets over it but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.