Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Agree again with usandpets to a point. It's like running a barrel horse too hard and fast then they become gate sour. Working a horse is one thing, but doing it in excess can cause them to become sour really quick. If I may ask who's the trainer you're using? I have a few I can send you information about depending exactly where you're at in MI.
Exactly how are you asking her to load, what's the process you follow everytime?
For me it's about consistency, I can throw the lead over his neck/back now and point or say "load up" and he goes right in. This was after a lot of short sessions so he wasn't overworked. When he did what I asked he was praised, if not obviously worked and corrected until he loaded then we were done. To start a horse with trailering we'd load them up and take them to the back lush field and let them graze a bit, then we'd trailer and ride, then switch back. Sometimes this isn't the best choice, but does help if they don't load because they think you're just going to work them. It depends on the horse. They do pick up on things though, and feed off of your energy if you're getting frustrated.
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Last edited by Annanoel; 04-17-2013 at 03:56 PM.