Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Good advise by nrhareiner and to add to White Foot's post, horses have no real depth perception at a close range, so they have no idea how deep a puddle really is. They are also naturally claustrophobic which is why they have trailer loading problems.
It is the confidence in you as their leader that helps them overcome their fears.
(Just an after thought, I like to paint the inside of my trailers white, and I will open all doors to let in as much light as possible. Obviously, at night it can sometimes get a little harder to load them)
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 05-12-2010 at 08:35 AM.