3 mistakes we make when there’s a scary corner

The other day someone came up to me and asked for advice about her horse spooking in one particular scary corner of the arena. It didn’t happen every day, but most of the times riding past the corner involved increased tension.

You can imagine that when you have this problem for a while, not only your horse, but you also start to feel more nervous and alert when riding in that particular corner. That’s basically an automatic response in your body for survival. If your body isn’t in a state of alertness, you won’t be able to respond quickly when your horse spooks and you will be left behind in the sand. And of course, that’s not something we want to happen.