This passed week I've had the opportunity to work with a horse to help him learn to get in the trailer. The horse belongs to a good friend who I have helped in the passed with other horses she has had. We had some bad weather the last couple of days but, it did not stop us from doing our work and getting him use to loading.
Most horses don't mind getting in a trailer. But, some, are just a little nervous about life in general. And, on these guys, it can be kind of tough. He did a great job, large part, because of the work that his owner has done with him in the passed. He had skills that made teaching him to load SO much easier for me. Most horses that come to me for this kind of training take 3 days just to teach them the skills they need, so you can start to teach them how to get in the trailer. Not a problem with this guy.
It's not a difficult skill to teach, getting in a trailer, but it does take some understanding of what's going on in the mind of the horse and giving the horse enough time to learn that he's not going to get hurt and, that there is nothing to be afraid of.
If you could use a hand with your ponies I hope that you will give me a chance to help you out. You can check out the website for testimonials of folks I've worked with in the passed and see how they feel about the work we were able to get done together.
PS: I'm thinking about doing an Audio Blog. That would me talking instead of typing. Not sure anyone would be interested in that so, I'm polling all of you to get your take.
Would you be interested in an Audio Blog or, you want me to just keep writing?
Thanks for the help.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.