Our herd settling in to their new home!
Thank you Arion Horse Transport for getting us moved in safe and sound!
The worst time to train your horse is when you need to get something done! -We talking about this in all #equihealthfirstaid classes! Probability says if you NEED something done, and you haven't prepared, things won't go smoothly.
Whether administering medication, hosing a wound, or loading in an emergency, you need to be confident that you can work with your horses to get whatever situation handled smoothly, safely, and without stress.
We started our hauling day with a small two-horse trailer. The horses wanted none of it, spoiled by the spacious trailers we've been using the past year.
A couple hours in, and the horses were as frustrated as we were. I couldn't stop imaging the scenario had we been evacuating, or needing to drive to the vet.
We were convinced of the trailer's safety, having had recent work on the structure, and a full mechanic inspection prior to our move. However, the horses were unsure.
Instead of trying to exacerbate the unpleasant situation, we were fortunate to hook up with my favourite hauler who happened to be going through the area with an empty trailer.
The horses arrived happy, and we now have plenty of time to learn to load in a small trailer, without any stress or timeline.
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