Yesterday I talked about simplifying trailer loading but I hear some of you saying, "but my horse had an accident, is terrified, was abused...." or a myriad of other possibilities.
I'm not dismissing the fact that such horses have, often, been through horrific experiences, there is no doubt about that. However, we can only deal with what we have in front of us now and that is a large amount of fear.
We can't change the past. But living with fear is a dreadful thing and we can make things better today. We can teach new patterns and habits.
So, let's do that. Let's remember today is a new day for us as well as our horse and you can teach your horse anything you'd like by breaking it down into manageable chunks.
Who is more afraid of trailer loading, you or your horse? I'm going to discuss that tomorrow and the answer might surprise you. Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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