Originally Posted by churumbeque
I was impressed at the actions you took with not trailering him for the lesson and the precautions and trial run the next day. Most people would have just kept going down the road. That is a fluke that is highly unlikely and nothing you could have forseen.
Thank you, we had experiences in the past where he got nervous trailering so we didnt want to risk having him get injured-even though I suppose that was inevitable. :( I think it was mostly to due to the type of trailer. We didnt own a trailer at the time--well we had access to a bumper pull but we decided to trailer with a friend who was also taking the lesson with me since we were working on a pas de deux---anyway their trailer is a small 2 horse brender up and I think he just feel claustrophobic and panicked.
Now we have a big spacious 2 plus 1 gooseneck that I use with my new horse, its old and ugly but it sure makes me fell like my horse is comfortable and doesnt feel cramped!