The show was fine, but my boy is hurt.
So we got to the show and Aidan had a nice but superficial flesh wound on his hip. Looked in the trailer and could not find the cause. Did our classes, he did very well except for a couple where our transitions were poor, 1 wrong lead change, 2 times he broke from a canter to a trot. Anyway, we got a 2nd in the 18" cross rail class which was pleasing, 2 1st's 3 2nd's a 4th and a 5th in our flat classes, all good sized classes except 1 which was just me and another horse and we got 2nd...this was the class we picked up the wrong lead.
So on the way home we took a wrong turn my friends husband turned around (I was in my car behind), he gunned it onto the road Aidan's butt went bellow the trailer gate and then thank God came back up and I was seriously cussing. He got knocked around a bit more but by the time we slowed down on the home stretch he was kicking the trailer which he has never done before. When I got him out I saw why, the devider had caught him on the cut he got on the way there and tore about a 10" bit of hide off. His skin was just hanging there stuck on the devider. Her husband said "Yeah he was jumping around" NO CRAP, if he didn't get slammed around he wouldn't be. So I think this is my last show till I get my own trailer. I don't want to lose a friendship over this, it's not life threatening he will be fine with some rest and TLC and salve. But I don't want to tell someone how to trailer and I don't want my horse to get hurt or have bad experiences to where he's hard to trailer. Trailering is nothing new to him, he has been trailered from Montana to WA to CA to SC as well as local trips. Not a single issue with him ever.
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