Ian, I have a problem loading every time I have to trailer. Now, she loads perfect when she knows for sure we are not trailering (fly on, stand quietly, you can lock the door, whatever). But whenever she knows we are going to the lesson or the park (and she LOVES to ride in park, so it's not a resistance to work) it's usually 5-10 mins fight with her jumping around the trailer, rearing, etc. In fact she's all heat up even before the loading to the point the muscles are shaking (not afraid but super excited) (and no, ground work or lunging does NOT calm her down unless you run her in circles for over an hour, and yes, I stay calm and take my time :) ). Any ideas on how to approach this? It's not that big of deal, just annoying.
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Last edited by kitten_Val; 12-13-2011 at 07:35 AM.