Pawing in the trailer. Can it be fixed?
My gelding tends to paw in the trailer, generally when moving slowly or at a standstill. This evening he destroyed a shipping boot because of it.
We've done the tap the brakes routine, goosing the truck, etc. I've forced him to stand on the trailer until he quiets down before unloading, but the people I lease him to don't have that kind of time.
WTH can I/they do? It's SO. FRUSTRATING. especially when we pull onto the showgrounds and it sounds like he's about to break the floor. He doesn't get sweaty, he loads and unloads like a champ, and he stands quietly at the trailer once we get where we're going.
So, advice would be good. :D