SEPTEMBER 1 CLINIC: Safe Loading Techniques and Teaching the Horse to go wherever the Rider asks with no resistance
Ruben Morales demonstrated several exercises to utilize when loading a difficult horse and how to avoid dangerous situations. The theory is to teach the horse that the trailer is the easiest option, thus he wants to be on the trailer where there is no pressure or work. The horse walked immediately up the ramp from the side as well as the rear showing no signs of resistance.
Another horse was brought out who can be barn sour, always choosing to turn back to the barn. Ruben used the same theory to offer 2 options for the horse, the softer option is to go where the rider asks, the more difficult is when he wants to go to the barn. Eventually, the horse listened to the rider for the softer option.
Photos ©Ona Kiser/Equine Photography