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        03-04-2013, 12:17 AM
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    Green Broke
    Yay, I bet you are going to sleep well tonight!
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        03-04-2013, 03:21 AM
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    Yay!!!!! Bre has a real "don't mess me with face" eh??

    Well done to both of you, I am delighted!
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        03-04-2013, 10:55 AM
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    Well, God Bless America!!!!!
    Great photo of your daughter. If I were a horse and she looked at me with that expression, I'd hop into a trailer with no questions asked.

    Congrats and have a safe trip.
    LOL I did not realize the expression on her face .. That is funny!!
    I am so Proud of her.
    I swear Grace was being that difficult cause she didn't want us to miss her when she was gone.
         
        03-04-2013, 10:57 AM
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    Yay, I bet you are going to sleep well tonight!
    LOL all 2 21/2 hours of sleep were Great. I am at work now and the coffee is in hand.. I pray I can make it through!!
    Bre slept the whole way back. It was a 9 hr round trip.
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        03-04-2013, 11:02 AM
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    I didn't read the whole thing (and saw that she got in, Yay!) but I had a similar experience with my mare.

    Long story short, she had a bad experience and was terrified of trailers. We tried for hours and she ended up flipping over backwards.

    We ended up sedating her with Dormosedan (sp?) and it worked like a charm. I highly recommend it for horses who won't load but you HAVE to get somewhere, like I did.

    We have since retrained her and she now loads like a pro!
    she had 2 big doses of Rompun and some ace too. That didn't phase her! I think it just made her mad and yes she was calm when I gave it to her.
    Aspen her new owner was wonderful in her understanding and she plans on working with her on trailering Grace will be right on her property so she'll be able to work with her. They are a great match.
         
        03-04-2013, 11:07 AM
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    Good on you and your daughter getting her loaded. Did she arrive at her destination OK???
    yes we got there at 8 pm I had no service on my phone way way out there!!!!
    she will have about 10 acres with a nice run in and all the hay she can eat. Her and her new owner a good match and the owner is a great gal.
         
        03-04-2013, 11:22 AM
      #97
    Trained
    I had a gelding that was like that--big mess, afraid of like, E V E R Y T H I N G, including the trailer. Fortunately I bought him from a friend and she bought him back. Too many problems I NEVER had had to deal with. Crying out loud, when I bought "Corporal", (1982-2009, RIP), as a 4yo at the auction where I outbid the Meat Market by $5, he was the last horse bid on, and everyone was gone, and I had NO lead. He led into my stock trailer with a piece of baling twine! 180 degree difference between him and "Beaner." He was also totally green when I first saddled him. Good attitude with all I trained him to do.
    In case anyone is reading this, I have used Ace powder before. IF you do, you must keep the horse calm for one hour, or else it won't work. I had to Ace "Beaner" to worm him and to load him in the trailer. HE was the horse that threw me and broke my arm in 2004.
    Happy ending for him. Her son took a shine to him and started big time trail riding with him. He was an unregistered gaited mix.
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        03-04-2013, 11:52 AM
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    I had a gelding that was like that--big mess, afraid of like, E V E R Y T H I N G, including the trailer. Fortunately I bought him from a friend and she bought him back. Too many problems I NEVER had had to deal with. Crying out loud, when I bought "Corporal", (1982-2009, RIP), as a 4yo at the auction where I outbid the Meat Market by $5, he was the last horse bid on, and everyone was gone, and I had NO lead. He led into my stock trailer with a piece of baling twine! 180 degree difference between him and "Beaner." He was also totally green when I first saddled him. Good attitude with all I trained him to do.
    In case anyone is reading this, I have used Ace powder before. IF you do, you must keep the horse calm for one hour, or else it won't work. I had to Ace "Beaner" to worm him and to load him in the trailer. HE was the horse that threw me and broke my arm in 2004.
    Happy ending for him. Her son took a shine to him and started big time trail riding with him. He was an unregistered gaited mix.
    lucky Graces only major issue is when going into trailer.
    her new owner just text me and she is Doing Wonderful and loving all the attention.
    She rolled in the mud and is eating hay like crazy
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        03-04-2013, 11:58 AM
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    Trained
    SO happy for you!! Even if you end up hating the horse, you really want them to bond with somebody else. =D
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        03-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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    Green Broke
    Sounds like she got a good home & the owner for sure knows the trouble you had w/the trailer. Hope she can get her over it. But at least it's not your headache anymore!
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