May 24, 2013
Trailer Training Tutorial with K
I worked with K on trailer training utilizing GG's trailer...the one I may eventually buy. K started in the round pen doing Clinton's round penning for respect. Dani is decent at it but just needs some reminding of it. Then K took her outside the trailer and worked her for a couple minutes with the door closed. She then opened the door and rather quickly Dani was ready to get on the trailer.
I've been working on her haltering too. I make her lower her head and turn it towards me to the side in order for me to release the halter. Before she would shake her head and pull away since she wanted to be free. I'll just consistently do this and then also work on tying her but I'm still trying to figure out what to do when she chews on the rope while tied. I have a tie blocker ring so she can no longer accidentally untie herself from the quick release knot but I'd love to have a lead rope without horse goobers all over it. Should I make her work really hard if she doesn't stand nicely or chews on the rope? Back her really fast? The mechanics behind having her tied and then making her work baffle me since I have to get her untied within a span of time and make her work. Will she realize "what she did wrong" using this method? Suggestions for this uncoordinated gal?