Trailer Loading 101
If there is one topic with horses that seems to have had a fair amount of coverage but still is a serious hurdle for so many people, trailer loading. We all have to move our horses from one place to another for veterinary attention, pleasure trail riding, show or from one boarding facility to another sooner than later. At clinics, if I had to choose the best test of Leadership for participants, I would choose trailer loading. When people try to lead their horses into trailers it becomes clear that not too many have receptive followers. Such a claustrophobic test (horses are phobic of small spaces, never mind ones that move) soon illustrates who is leading who.