I managed to get in a quick ride on Nina this afternoon. The outdoor arena is not rideable, or walkable... I nearly got stuck walking out to check it out. So we went in the indoor.
Now, Nina was ridden all last winter in an indoor arena and was fine, but she hates this arena. She has thrown hysterical fits and spooked like a runaway freight train at who knows what.
Today there were others horses in there, which helps and we walked around for about 15 minutes. Since there were other riders and there wasn't room for her to throw her first day back temper tantrum we just walked. She was very looky, but absolutely no spooking. I wasn't much help as I was waiting to see if I could hang on and was probably tenser than she was. It was a good first ride indoors. I will try to find a time tomorrow with just one or two other horses and put her to work.
Oh, and I won another round of the battle to re-install her ground manners. I don't know where they went but it has been a battle lately.