Okay well I would love to start bringing my mare and gelding for a couple outings at local shows just so they can get the feel for it before hand so if we ever decide to show it won't be a nightmare the day of the show.
I'm not worried about my gelding once we work on his loading skills but my mare is a different story.
My trailer is a decent sized 2 horse straight load gooseneck. In a perfect world it would be a bigger 3 horse slant but hey, it's not.
My mare was a kids short stirrup pony who use to show alot and jump, etc. She was in the trailer when a drunk driver hit it and she lost her eye. And I was told that the trailer was a two horse straight load so im sure it brings back some memories.
I was told she loaded absolutely fine in a livestock trailer (go figure) but when we came to pick her up from where I got her it took about 15 minutes to load her and she did okay. We had to move the divider over and coax her in a bit but she walked on fairly good dispite her whole accident ordeal.
We picked her up 3/4 hours away from home so she was in there for that long. She worked herself into a sweat and was only picking at her hay in there..she was also with her buddy in the trailer on the way home so I'm sure that calmed her nerves a bit. She wasn't bad but a bit nervous is all and when she unloaded off the trailer she was anxious to get off but wasn't bad.
Now my thoughts were to start taking her on little joy rides around the block to get her use to the trailer again and start slowly making them longer and longer and once she is fine with that then maybe bring her to a show for an hour or two?
Any suggestions welcome
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