Originally Posted by Kayty
Avoid taking him to shows/lessons for now, as you don't want him to start associating travelling with the stress of these events.
I agree with this....get as much 'simple' practice of loading/unloading/short practice trips as possible. As frustrating as it can be when you have trouble loading a horse at home, it is a lot more
frustrating to be 50 miles from home in the rain, cold, and dark with a horse that won't load for the trip back
home. Trust me...I've stayed behind in the dark after many trail rides helping folks load their horses for the trip back home...and it's not fun at all.