November 24, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
Zelda is a very lucky horse. Or maybe I’m a very lucky owner. Yesterday we had an experience that could have been much, much worse. But we were lucky. The hunt yesterday was about a 25 minute drive from my barn. All on back roads. It was a cold morning, only in the low 20s, […]
March 1, 2014.Reading time less than 1 minute.
October 10, 2009.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Back in the old days I remember that people pulled their horse trailers with their station wagons. That was before everyone decided that you needed a one-ton pick up (don’t think you can get away with a half ton or, god forbid, an SUV). Of course, there are dangers to pulling an overloaded trailer with […]
May 26, 2009.Reading time 4 minutes.
My TB, Freedom, is a great horse in many ways. But one of his major “holes” is that he is very difficult to load on a trailer alone. He’s resistant to loading even a the best of times. It’s funny because he’s not scared of the trailer. He plants his feet on the loading ramp […]
May 16, 2008.Reading time 7 minutes.
We’ve all been in this situation. You have somewhere to go and yet your horse will not get on the trailer. You start off calm and after 15 minutes your temper flares and your horse becomes increasingly obstinate. I once missed an event because my horse wouldn’t load. I know people who’ve literally spent hours […]
May 14, 2008.Reading time 3 minutes.
Last winter I had a terrifying experience when trailering my horse. I loaded him up after the last hunt of the season, enjoyed a lively tea, and after checking on my boy, drove the five or so miles home. About half way there, I heard some kicking. I didn’t stop as we were almost home, […]