How to make my horse chill out while trailering.
So, Mim's being a bum. She is scared while in the float.
She tries to kick the tail gate - but before she can I get up her (nicely)
And she frets and get silly of the stupidest things, like me moving.
So far I've put her in the float and locked her in, haven't moved the float at all, she walks up fine, she's actually really good.... but soon as the tail gates up she picks her head up high and kind of attempts to back off. (been loading her on and off and chilling in there for ages for about 3 weeks now, almost everyday)
I've tried by her self and with another horse. Still the same.
The float isn't closed in, it has a large front window and fully open sides and back, but also not overly open that a huge amount of wind or noise would come in when we start going.
Anyway - I'm going to start giving her Vitamin B tablets, and cut back her high energy feed, but anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks for reading my essay!
(also - Mim is a 16hh solid chunk, and our float is a double straight load, with extra long and wide)