I could explain why asking a horse to put his feet on things works great for preparing the horse to load. However I would be wasting my time ;) The main principle is, it's not about the trailer. It's about the horse's confidence.
I could also explain why nit-picking a horse, poking it with orange sticks and over-analyzing everything it does based on some horsey pseudo-psychology is a waste of time, too. . .
Like I said in an earlier post, get out and do the work. Challenge yourself, and your horse. If you do it with confidence, the horse will look to you as a leader.
Last edited by Jolly Badger; 04-28-2010 at 12:25 PM.