Going into the trailer is not the end goal

Often, with trailer loading, people focus on just getting the horse in the trailer. And once he’s in, they will quickly close the bar and ramp, preventing the horse from running off.

But it’s not about just getting the horse in the trailer.

It’s about making sure he knows everything he needs to know about the trailer so that he can feel relaxed while getting in the trailer, during traveling and when getting off.

In the three clips below you see me with a mare for which the biggest challenge is not getting in the trailer, but getting past her insecurities when being in the trailer.