Okay, so I honestly wasn't sure exactly where to put this, but hopefully this thread isn't too out of place. I'm going to begin riding this mare over the summer and take her to her first training three day event in august while her owner is away. I'll be taking her to a cross country schooling between now and then, and her owner told me that she is horrible with shipping boots, and that I shouldnt even bother trying (meaning wrap her both ways, not just leave her legs bare in the trailer.).
My question is, do you agree? Is there really nothing I can do in about a week or so to try to desensitize her? I'll have access to her almost everyday, to start helping her get used to them, I just don't have access to load her and play around with a trailer.
So, are there any training exercises I can do with her to help her like shipping boots more?