He did not want to go!
I talk a lot about trailer loading, because it’s such a problem for a lot of people. We always try to do a little trailer loading when we do a demo or clinic. Most of the time there is always someone who had a little trouble after a clinic getting his or her horse in a trailer. I think it because they just don’t want to leave me, and want their owners to let them come home with Kathy and I. Kathy says that’s not the reason. So, anyway, we have lots of opportunities to help and show folks how to get their horses in a trailer.
Trailer loading, like everything else I do, has a program. Just because your horse will get in the trailer does not mean that your horse is broke to load in a trailer. Back in the day, when I day worked a lot, you never knew what trailer or who’s trailer you would be asked to put your horse into to get to work. So, my horses had to be willing to get into whatever I asked them to. Most folks have A trailer, they don’t have several, and after awhile a horse will get use to getting into YOUR trailer. But ask your self, does my horse get in the trailer because I asked him to, or does he get in the trailer because it’s his idea. Now this get a little confusing, or at least I make it a little confusing, cause I want my horse to get in the trailer cause it’s his idea, but I want him to get in the trailer cause I asked him to, no matter what kind, color or size it is, and no matter what other horse or horses are in there. See I can’t leave it up to him to decide what he will or won’t do. When you have 3-4 cowboys waiting for you to load your horse so they can go home, and your horse won’t get in, well it’s not a pretty sight.
So having a program, at home before you head out to the trail or to work, is so important. I think I’ll talk about this this week..
But now coffee.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.