Bente is still alone in the pasture with just the one horse due to weather so I decided to take her out and do some work with her feet in prep for the farrier. What an absolute disaster! No work was accomplished at all because she was so nervous and upset. I came out of that ordeal with both my body and my heart bruised. She was a completely different horse than I have ever seen her over the two years I've had her.
The next day I decided to do a join up session with her. I only have access to a 20m x 40m outside ring which leaves her pasture mate in full view. Again, a disaster. She literally broke through the fence to get back to her friend.
I've done dually training with her and she has always "listened" perfectly and been extremely well mannered with leading. Now she thoroughly ignores it.
On the pasture she behaves in her usual manner and follows me around of lead and leads well.
How can I best help her (and me) overcome this obstacle without being able to get out of sight of her friend? Other than going into the barn or out on the road, which is unsafe at this stage in her training an development, I have no way to get her pasture out of sight.
Will this get better or worse once she actually joins the herd?
Thanks in advance,