Wow! Another Washingtonian, that's so cool! May I send you a friend request?
You'll get to learn someday! And have faith in yourself!
We just bought our trailer, so I wasn't able to trailer anywhere for several year either.
As for the snake, it was.. um... okay.
She started shaking as I tried to get her to stand there looking at it. I failed, and she ended up spinning around trotted away while snorting. Lol. I got her to turn back around and look at it though, then she walked in a big arc around it to get on the otherside. :)