Atty Backing Next to the Trailer, 7-1-13

We had lots of backing practice today as Atty decided to follow me more than once next to the trailer all the way up to the truck (the engine is on). Then he had to back all the way out again. The space is only about two feet wide. The electric fence is not on.

Also today, but not recorded, is Atty not wanting to go back to his stall after the first session of trailer loading practice. He wanted to stay in the paddock and eat hay. Since he would go to his stall forwards, but not into it, I turned him around and backed him into it. Twice. The first time, I didn’t get him in there far enough to close the stall gate!

Hind-end awareness practice (backing onto a pedestal) definitely has its practical uses! 🙂


About Laurie Higgins

I play with clicker training - with my horses, dogs, and cats. I also attempt to grow vegetables with the hope of one day being able to feed my family from my garden. My daughter and I are learning ballroom dancing. Well, we were. But she left me for a paying horse job, so now my husband and I are learning ballroom dancing. I'm also now helping Peggy Hogan, of Clicker Training Horses (and The Best Whisper is a Click) to teach people how to train their own horses using "clicker training".
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