How do you feel about loading your horse?
In my long horse life I have been through so much, both with myself and with my horses but also others horses. Just loading a horse is one of the most dangerous things we can do if we are not well prepared.
Unfortunately, loading is something you often “forget” until the day when you suddenly have to leave with the horse.
Most people do not jump directly on their horse when they are going to break it in, but unfortunately when it comes to loading, there are not many who have done the exercises that are needed to succeed with a painless loading.
Even if you do not exactly have a trailer standing in the yard, there are ways to train the horse mentally for this in many other good ways. The more you train, the more both horse and man are prepared for, if any unforeseen things happen in connection with you going away with your horse.
It is good to have many tools, because it may also happen that you may have been lucky that the horse just stumbles on and then when you are going home, it refuses to walk in again.
It is important to prevent and ensure that the horse is confident with the situation and also when you are closing the doors. It’s not fun to have a horse hanging over the barrier or worse.
Are you comfortable loading your horse?