May 05, 2015
Trailer Training a Fiery Mare
The next week or more is full of rainy days and afternoon. AKA, don't get to do anything with pony. At least I've had some good training sessions with her but I haven't been able to have several in a row which I really need.
One day when I was working by myself Dani was very willing to step up and into the trailer. She turned around and would just stand. I kept it really relaxed with her and she complied very calmly. The next step will be to work on her with the divider so she stays facing forward. I will have to most likely get into the trailer to keep her straight or have someone outside on the side of the trailer with another lead attached while I close the divider. I'll have to work out the logistics but I want to stay safe while teaching her the next step of facing forward.
At least we are getting there. If the weather cooperates we can get some sessions in and the finally do a small local trail ride. Spring in Colorado. If it's not really wet with flooding potential it's dry with the threat of fires...