I hear about and see and have dealt with many horses that have trouble loading in a trailer and I have found that it usually is much more of a foundational issue and really doesn’t have much to do with the actual trailer. In order for you to get your horse to get inside this scary small box it’s imperative that you have his respect and trust and the ability to move his feet in a forward manor. If you can’t lunge your horse both directions, stop him and turn to change directions without moving your own feet much, “send” him forward through a space (another post to follow on “sending”) like a small gate opening or between yourself and
Ingredients: 4 medium summer squash, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup salsa 1 pound lean ground beef 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (or homemade mix) 1/2 onion, chopped 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped 4 oz can tomato sauce Mexican blend shredded cheese Taco toppings as desired like scallions, cilantro, sour cream, shredded lettuce Directions: Preheat oven to 400 F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Using a spoon, scrape out just the seeds of the squash, scrape out most of the flesh of the squash, leaving about ¼ – ½ inch in the shell, chop up to add to your meat mixture. Brown meat in a large skillet until no longer pink. Add seasoning, onion, pepper, chopped
“How you mount your horse can set the tone for a safe, effective ride. Here’s how to get both you and your horse started on the right foot, complete with instruction from trainer Steve Stevens.” Here is a great instruction video on mounting safely. I agree with Steve’s methods here, except for the part about reaching down to get your off-side stirrup. I feel it’s best to have your stirrups “trained” correctly so you can pick it up with your foot without reaching over.