Getting Phoenix loaded into a trailer for the trip back to SAFE last fall was an experience that many of us shudder to remember. So now that we have the ability to safely secure the SAFE trailer in our outdoor arena, many of the horses are getting trailer training as part of their ground work curriculum. Phoenix is being taught to rethink his strong stance against loading with the help of short, positive sessions that end on a good note, in hopes that when the time comes that he really truly has to get into a trailer, it won’t be a big deal. Trailer loading is just one of the many skills that we’d like to see all of our horses master. It’s all part of responsible rescue, giving each of our horses what they need to get and keep a good home for life.