Yesterday Reason and Errika were to attend a clinic. Not a riding clinic. In a perfect world, both horses were to load and head to said clinic without a hitch. But it didn’t work that way. Perhaps there is a greater reason for this. In fact, I was reminded that, everything happens for a reason from Matt. He was disappointed we didn’t get to go as well, but was quick to say the above.
Reason managed to step into the trailer a few times, but quickly with-drew as the inner skeptic emerged. The normal trailer that we use; the same one in 2006 that Ink stepped right in as we picked him up to bring him home, was not available which made me have to get together a plan B quickly. The trailer is a nice 3 horse, which is inviting for the horses. I love this trailer and if I had the money, I’d buy the exact same one. Reason has stepped into this one without much of a thought times before and I had no reason to believe he’d address our plan B trailer without the same attitude.
I was wrong. The trailer we used was a 2h, extra tall, extra wide. I like Logan horse trailers. They are solid and well-built (to my eye). But Reason, he was not into this trailer apparently. I attributed it to the fact that it wasn’t a 3h therefore the space in the rear, was not as large and therefore not as inviting. Lesson learned.
unfortunately without a trailer to practice loading in and out of on a regular basis, I’m kind of stuck. After selling my little Miley trailer (that Errika loved, but was WAY too small for anything larger than her) I’m looking for a trailer. It kind of stinks not having one right there to use, although we have managed. And so the hunt for a trailer commences.