This is Jane, she is my beautiful Quarter Horse I purchased from family back in South Dakota. She will be 6 years old this spring and has a wonderful mind. Her breeding, I think is very promising, but we have a lot of work to do.
I’ve had her for about 4 months, and she recently had slipped in the trailer when trying to turn around to exit. So let’s just say I am having a little trouble trailering her to places. Some days it takes an hour or two and some days she goes right it. So today we worked on trailering. After a little research, I Found that if I use a type of step where she can get used to a little height, it would get easier for her and myself. We worked on the platform made out of a pallet and plywood.
We worked on that for a little bit until I was satisfied, then we moved to the horse trailer. It was a little higher but she eventually overcame it and went right on it. We both worked on it a few more times and once I was satisfied, I stopped. We always want to leave it on a good note. If she does what I ask, I want to reward her. The best method is always to apply the necessary pressure then reward by release.