Mom had the trailer hooked up to haul someone's horse tomorrow. I decided to see if Robby remembered the work we did on this last summer. There was a little grain in the manger as mom had practiced earlier in the day with the horse she's hauling tomorrow. I grabbed a couple extra carrots, put the Parelli halter on and grabbed Rob.
He was a little spooky walking up to the trailer but seemed to remember it was not that big of a deal. It's a two-horse straight load with no ramp. I was loading him on the driver-side. I stepped up on the passenger side of the trailer and let him check things out. It didn't take more than 30 seconds and he stepped his front feet up into the trailer and stood there. I petted him and told him he was a good boy. He stepped in and out a few times, it was slow and relaxed and so I didn't have a problem with it. Then I coaxed him in a little further with a carrot. The little bugger can actually reach the manger with his back legs still outside the trailer! He's that long (when stretching on his tippy-hooves).
I "wiggle-roped (as my dad calls it)" him back and then we did a little yo-yo game. We walked around the trailer. This time I opened the escape door and I walked in the trailer first. Robby followed me right in. He ate up the grain and then backed out slowly. Mission a
I am the owner of Khristopher Robin. Robby is a 3/4 arab 1/4 saddlebred Chestnut gelding, foaled August 2009.