After a great lesson (this girl is so smart) she learned a headset in an hour lesson, was great on the lunge line for warm up, we picked up the canter once (she's learning a canter under saddle), and we had a very mellow relaxed cool down afterwards. I dismounted and head for the door and from my trainers view she said it looked like she basically dropped her head and shoulder shoved me out the door into the tree and took off behind the trailers. I took off after her grabbed her and we went right back into the arena and practiced stopping, backing, waiting, standing, walking through the door, backing back through the door, stopping mid way through the door, stopping at shoulder, back, mid section, then back, butt, the back, full body, turn go back. I was very nice through all of this, no yelling or screaming at her but any shoving was fixed with an elbow in the chest a "HEY!" and backing her out of my space. Surprisingly she was ears forward or floppy the whole time, any of my others would have been back and frustrated. She's a learner which I like and she learned shoving me out of the way to get into the barn was a very bad idea.
Ok now onto my question. I read on here I think it was and have heard from my different trainers through out the years that you have 30 seconds after the incident to get after your horse. A couple have said "without hurting the horse you have 30 seconds to convince the horse it might die" not sure I completely agree but whatever...
So yesterday I know it took me more than 30 seconds to reach her after she had cornered herself at a dead end behind the trailers. Because of that I didn't scream and hollar at her but I did raise my voice and say scream "whoa" the entire time I was running after her mainly because she could have tripped on the reins. When I got to her I grabbed her and looked her in the eyes (even though she can't see me that close) and said "I don't care how much of a baby you still are that is not ok. Back to work."
But mainly what would you do you do in that situation if it's over 30 seconds or even under. I wouldn't have beat her to the ground if it was within 30 seconds but I probably would have screamed a bit. And in all honesty I'm really not sure how this whole thing happened. Hopefully that little door rush problem is fixed now.