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@alexandra do you have any advice for riding a spooky horse indoors? He is convinced that the sides are going to eat him. (You can see how this May be a problem)

@alexandra do you have any advice for riding a spooky horse indoors? He is convinced that the sides are going to eat him. (You can see how this May be a problem)
Hi Sydney! One of my mare used to be very spooky indoors as I had to keep my legs in closer contact to keep her forward and round around the corners. When she is outside she naturally is more forward and I do not need to put my legs that much. I would also follow Olivia's advice, try to make as much gallop-walking transitions, to keep your inside leg to contact, keep her round around the leg and don't go in straight line unless she is already under control and calm. It will take time and repetition to have her used to it. Try to ride her also when there are no other horses in the arena, it will prevent her from taking every noise or move for an excuse to buck! I hope this helps :)
Inside leg, inside rein. Lots of circles :)