Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
True, horses that have never been exposed to an arena, esp a busy one, with horses going at various gaits and even directions, can be out of their comfort zone, much as a horse only arena ridden is, when first ridden out
Still, if a horse is broke, they should not blow. I never had an indoor arena to train my young horses in, thus they often never saw an indoor arena, until I hauled them to some, to clinics, ect, and they did not 'blow'
Often, hauled young horses to indoor arenas, when footing got too tricky in winter, so I could really work them, without being afraid they might go down, and they did not blow, even on their first time there-in fact, often i started them loping there, because it was too icy to do that outside
Thus, I agree that this horse is either arena sour, which does not mean that she has to be a show horse-just that someone worked her hard in an arena, or you yet have to earn her trust and respect, that allows you to ride her outside of her familiar comfort zone