Friday I am going up north to pick up two weanling colts and I'm very, very excited. There is just one teeny, tiny little problem.... they're not even halter broke and I have to trailer them almost 2 hrs home!! Personally, I would have had them broke to halter/lead by now but that's okay, to each their own. Plus, their lack of training reflects in the price that I'm paying so once again, I'll deal with it.
I've never been in this predicament so I've been mauling it over exactly how to get them onto the trailer. Obviously I could throw a halter and lead on them and pray for the best in dragging their butts to the trailer but I really don't want them to resent/fear the halter/lead because of this and thus making my training them harder. I don't really want to have to spend all day at this womens place halter/lead breaking them and loading them!!
Oh, the trailer is a 4 horse gooseneck slant, no ramp.
I'm open to suggestions and ideas!