When I try to barrel race or anything that has others horses around she panics

QUESTION:

I have a horse that when I try to barrel race or anything that has others horses around she panics. I am having a hard time controlling her. At the house while we are training you could not ask for a better horse. Do you have any ideas that may be causing her to do this? Thanks.

ANSWER: 

Hi Amy,

I would go on a lot of trail rides with her, both alone and with other horses. I would put her in a round pen with other horses for hours on end, I would pony her from other horses and I would also use her as the pony horse, to pony other horses. I would also tie her up for hours next to other horses. Not knowing the exact problem and not being there, this is the only suggestion I can make at this time. All of this stuff cannot hurt, and is good for all horses to be able to do these things.

Thanks…

Mark

2019-01-16T15:43:59-07:00