When Rio was a few months old I decided it was time for her to take a ride with mama in our trusty stock trailer. I tried loading Tia first but she was too concerned where Rio was so we ended up loading baby first and then mama. We took a short ride over to Shelly Mix's new barn and I had my mom follow in her car in case Rio and Tia got in to any trouble. I tied mama and left Rio loose. She was still small enough that she could walk around mama in the trailer and nurse. We had no problems at all. In fact, Rio seemed to enjoy herself. I took her for one more trailer ride prior to weaning her and then trailered her by herself in the stock trailer and then in our larger gooseneck trailer. Rio needed to be coaxed a little bit but eventually she started jumping right in. Coming off the trailer was a little more of a challenge for her but now she's an old pro!
"You want me to jump?!?"