Thanks everyone all of this advice is great, I spend much of my time doing circles and such up their, 10 meter and 20 meter and trotting down the center line, I do a lot of transitions up their and I'll usually do 3 or four circles up their in each gait, go around the whole ring once, and then do more circles. My horse has bending to the inside down to a science, unfortunately he has a weird way of getting around actually looking to the inside, and I notice sometimes when he's bent to the inside he'll tilt his head ever so slightly so that he can keep one eye focused on what I don't want him to notice. I'm hoping he'll become less explosive, I feel like our last spook was destined to be explosive but I pulled him back in time, and that's a plus, but he still darted off the rail in a canter/ almost gallop. But I find this a bit better than the spook that landed me on the ground and the bucking he'll usually throw into his spooks. But we're working on repetition, I'm seeing progress and so are others! Glad to hear I'm not the only person with a wind-hating horse that hates one end of the arena. Tealamutt is I may ask, what end is your horse more tense at? My horse HATE'S the A end, but a bear could be standing at the C end and he'll be fine.