nervous sweat...during trailering
Hope you are having a good day. I just have a question and need some other ideas and tips. I trust you guys more than some of the people I know in person.
How bad is it for a horse to sweat in the trailer before arriving at the destination? I have heard pros and cons. So don't hestiate.
I have been working with my gelding for about 2 months. I could have him tied to the trailer for hours, walk in and out without hestitation, and even drive around. Our longest drive was 30 minutes and he never sweat but we ended at our farm. Well when I took him to a public trail to try and see how he did. His body was completely covered in sweat and the ride was only 15minutes. He wouldn't relax. I had to spend about 45 minutes drying him off with a towel and walking him and he still never completely relaxed. And I did it again the week after and met someone to do a trail ride with there horse and he seemed a little calmer with another horse but still was not relaxing and still sweaty. He relaxed completely when we were on the trail but not near the trailer.
Any ideas or tips to help him relax. I was going to try calming suppliments or some herbs he could smell before a trip. What do you guys think and what have you tried?
I don't want to trailer him and have him sweat like this with the weather getting cold and all but I would love to hit the trails this winter.
Any ideas thanks :)