There's a difference.
So I need some trailering advice for my mare. She acts as if the trailer is to short for her. We know it's not bc we have gotten her in a couple time but if there is no food she won't go and even if there is its a struggle she stretches as far as she can with her front feet in the trailer, to try and get it. She shuts down of we try to Use a whip at all. Any advice? The trailer is a 2 horse bumper pull.
You came on here specifically asking for help. And several of us have pointed out things that are hindering you with your mare. Either your trailer is too small (which you claimed it is not) or you need to work more on ground work. Period.
Here's how YOU have responded to us:
She will follow me into the trailer but stop with the back feet. She has great ground manners and works well with everything else.
She follows me with her front feet but acts as if she can't pick her back feet up to get in.
I kind of work so no I haven't read your blog. You are so positive everything works the way you say it should and you are the reason I do not like bring labeled a horse person. You are kind of rude.
Not listening to a word any of us have said, nor even bothering to read advice. You said yourself you did not read my link. (And if you are using work as an excuse, then I suggest you don't visit a public forum at all when you are supposed to be working.) Yet you assume you know more than we do because you are utterly refusing
anything we have said.
Also you don't know her you don't know me and you don't know how we work together
Sure I do. Re-read your own original post.
You have 1) tried to bribe her with food to get her on the trailer and 2) your horse does not allow you to control her body with a whip. I can read exactly
how you two work together. And your horse is the one in control; not you.
I myself was in your exact shoes not too long ago. Thought my horse had perfect ground manners. Thought there wasn't anything I could do different. Thought I was the "boss" in our relationship. It took him kicking me halfway across the yard to get it through my thick skull .....and from "rude" people on this forum to get me to see clearly what happened. No, I didn't want to hear it. But it was the truth. People speak the truth on here. We don't coddle, because that doesn't do you or the horse any good. I know you don't want to hear the truth (I didn't either). But maybe if you heed our advice (and my advice) you won't have the same thing happen to you. Speaking from advice here......
I myself hate 2-horse bumper pulls too. I would never buy one for my horses. BUT I realize and understand that that is what some people have for their horses. You make do with what you got. And if your horse fits comfortably, there's no reason the horse shouldn't load immediately when you ask every single time, if they respect