Welcome to the OTTB Training Circle. This video is intended to give you an introductory overview about my approach including Observation, Connection and Confidence.
6/2/2018 11:51:06 am
Great lesson. Can we ask questions? I made an observation the other day working on trailer loading. Not sure how to correct but I am working on it. I am petrified of hauling - sweaty palms the day before. Just so afraid of an accident/issue/something. She loads awesome when I am just loading/unloading in the trailer. As soon as I am planning on taking her somewhere, even just to my place 5 miles down the road, I panic. I have hauled all my life and this has been the case always. After watching you, and the trailer training, it really clicked that my fear is WAY too exaggerated and I need to really work on that. Any hints? P.S. I might try rescue remedy, that is what I use to compete.
6/3/2018 12:31:20 pm
You can certainly ask questions Elise!
6/3/2018 12:51:18 pm
Thank you! I have hauled that trailer all over the country and never had an issue. I am excellent at trailer hauling, backing, and I practice for having a horse in it every time before I load. It is just having that precious cargo in the trailer that freaks me out........At least now where I am hauling, it is all 2 lane country roads and mostly farmers so hauling around here may help me out. No 8 lane highways to have to haul on anymore. Los Angeles and San Diego traumatized me hauling! People cutting me off, driving 2 inches from my back bumper, zipping past other traffic and zipping in front or behind me. I never feel any anxiety at all unless there is a horse in the box. I wonder if I should get a horse van instead of a trailer, I wonder if that would be better. I think I will try some rescue remedy first.....LOL
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Kyle's training philosophy relies on establishing a strong connection through ground work at liberty to result in a greater working relationship under saddle. He is a Level 3L Certified Harmony Horsemanship instructor and a multi-year RRP Thoroughbred Makeover competitor with competitive experience in Mountain Trail Challenge, Dressage and Reining. Kyle's calm yet upbeat approach will give you great insight into ways you can develop a stronger connection with your horse resulting in a confident horse that consistently responds with "yes."