Why We Were Having a Problem Loading Our Horse

smellshorsey Archive on October 21, 2009, 21:48

I don't know why any horses get on trailers. I wouldn't. They must really trust us.

Lily's new horse, Markus, has never, ever gotten on our trailer on the first try. At first we cut him some slack. We have a step-in, slant-load trailer (very open, so it's well lit), and his former owner had a ramp-load trailer. We figured he wasn't used to a step-in and  it would just take some time. Soon he'd be hopping in, like Buddy.

But no. Time didn't help. Markus was never awful about it, but he never would step in on the first try. Sometimes not on the second.