Max has been coming along nicely, learning how to stand quietly, and go in and out as asked. The next step was to do up the bum bar behind him. I don't know if it is anything to do with the Stressless product we have him on, but it has all been pretty easy. My coach swears by Stressless for all sorts of things and she has huge experience with stroppy warmbloods.
I don't think he is that scared of going in, but he is reluctant to stay in there. And now he has had a few trips, he seems to be stubbornly saying "No". So it just needs time, and perserverance, and just a little bit of bribery (apples, Max?). I hope to be able to take him lots of places over the wet winter months and that he will enjoy being out and about and load easily.
Wish me luck!
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