|franknbeans ||03-02-2013 05:48 PM |
Kudos to my old time trainer-he is the trailer loading GOD.
As well as the master of many other things!.. I knew he was good, but I was out to lunch with a mutual friend yesterday who told me a pretty amazing story. I will try and keep it as simple as possible. Three families and about 10 horses go to Florida every winter for 3 months. THis friend, another friend and the trainer basically. They went out riding the other day which involved trailering the horses. My friend has a Chevy pickup crew cab with a gooseneck (thankfully) 2 h straightload. They had 2 horses in the trailer, going down the road at about 45 mph. Thankfully, the husband was driving. My friend said she looked up and saw a black van veering over the center line coming right for them. Of course she hit them, just behind the rear cab door of the truck.....and continued contact with the truck, and entire trailer, to the point where is actually ripped the wheels off entirely. Somehow, by the grace of god, my friends hubby fought that load and kept that trailer on the road, upright for about 200 feet, until he came to a stop. I cannot imagine how frightening this was. But-NONE of them (except for the lady in the van, who will be ok, I guess)were injured. Horses were fine!.......
So, my friend stopped shaking, made the calls she needed to, and had the trainer come with his trailer to get the horses. When he was in the trailer, he noticed that the trailer was hit so hard the center post was even bent. I would NOT have expected that either one of those horses would be keen at all on getting on another trailer......but-trainer got there, unloaded and reloaded both without one single moments hesitation. That shows me a couple of things. He has done a GREAT job with these horses and they respect and trust him immensely.
I am just so glad noone was hurt. It could have been SO horrible. And-I LOVE LOVE my trainer. ;-)