THERE is nothing more frustrating than working with a horse who refuses to load. The easiest way to avoid issues around loading and travelling is to have patience and start familiarising them with the trailer as young as possible.
Some reasons your horse may be difficult to load may include:
- • They don’t have suitable groundwork training or manners before attempting to load.
• Your horse thinks the box is scary – who can blame them? It is a dark moving box after all.
- Your own frustration with loading and giving up if they won’t load is giving them all the wrong signals.
Start with the basics