When I am jumping my mare I always do it away from the gate. In the process of doing we are facing a section of dense bush and she tends to lose her focus and look into the bush for something that may eat her. Right now what I do is I just talk to her and massage her gums this usually works, but lately she just stares into the bush and I usually steer her away becuase I don't want her to trip on the jump and go down. I have tried jumping away from the bush and towards the gate but then she spooks at the 'bush monster' and I have a panicky horse barrleing towards a three foot object. I have tried flipping the jumps so she is going length ways but she still spooks at whatvere she thinks is through the trees. I think that maybe becuase the trees are so thick she can't see into them is what is scaring her. Any tips on how I can get her brain in the game before she loses it completly would be nice. Thanks soo much for anything!