Tuesday, March 20, 2012
20th March, 2012 Step-Up
The trailer is a step up trailer, i.e. it has no ramp, but that doesn't seem to play a part in the problem. Once he has backed out the horse stands calmly right behind the trailer.
Using a blanket at first, and the Xanthe's Mum's favourite draught excluder (!) we asked the horse to stay in the trailer even when the door was open. Xanthe used clickered treats in the front to give an added incentive. By the end of the session he was prepared to wait until he was asked to back out and his exit was much more leisurely.