Thanks! I think that could work
Hi Abbi, you could try opening up all the trailer doors when your at home and making it seem as pleasant as possible. Then with your horse practise walking into it and she might seem to like it more. Or if not you could walk into the trailer and stay there for a while or take another horse into it to show her that its safe
That's a good idea! I just don't want to sedate her due to the fact that she will be out of it for a couple hours and I wouldn't be able to do anything with her.
I would suggest giving her a calming substance for when she goes in the trailer so that she doesn’t hurt herself in the trailer and so that she isn’t as antsy and impatient.
We already tried turnout together and they wanted nothing to do with each other. I'm sure I will just have to try to make her have a good experience in the trailer! Thanks!
Maybe she had some bad experience?
Maybe the horse bitted her?
Maybe she is afraid of that horse?
I am sure is something with that horse! Try to turn them out together and see how they react on an open place!
Never forget Protection in case something happens!
Thanks, I do travel with hay and all other vents of the trailer are open except her opening. And I have a feeling it is becauze she hates enclosed spaces, but how do I get her unafraid of them? She has never been like this until we started tailoring her with another horse. But ever since that one horse, she has started a bad habit with kicking everytime she is in the trailer.
Some horses hate being in an enclosed-dark space.
For the horse to travel ok, he needs to feel comfortable and safe.
Try to go back to basics:
-Open all light entrances
-Try to get your horse
***Maybe he kicks because he is bored. Provide him with hay whi le traveling, no matters how ahora the triple is***