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    12-06-2012, 01:59 AM
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Until recently I would have said a horse was halter broke if you could put a halter on him, and lead him quietly.
And tie up. That's what it means to me - you can lead/direct the horse calmly *& softly* forward, backwards, right left, up or down, at the speed you ask for.
     
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    12-06-2012, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Get the horse halter-broke he'll load in anything
"halter-broke" examples:

-will your horse stand tied without pulling back, even if a booger scared him?

- if tied to a tree or vertical pole, if the rope was loose and fell lower until it hit the ground, would the horse panic, throw its head up, and break equipment or would it keep it's head dropped until you came in to release it?

-could you pony the horse across ditches, through gates, over scary obstacles like tarps, and through booshes without hesitation and having the animal jerking and pulling on you? And without having to stop and wait for it to "check it out" first?

-if you tied your horse to the hitch on yer truck and drove off at walking speed, would you fear for your tailgate's safety? And the well being of he horse's front legs?

Point is, If a horse isn't halter-broke, don't expect them to just walk into a dark scary cavern on wheels, it ain't going to happen unless you haven exceptionally laid-back horse.
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    12-06-2012, 10:52 AM
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Don't let him load in the trailer then! Act like your walking to it, but stop before the point where he starts to get scared. It's a small enclosed place, and he feels claustrophobic. But make him feel like he needs to go in there and check it out! Reverse psychology. Hahaha. Walk him towards it, then stop and go left. Walk him towards it again, then stop and back up. Walk him towards it again, then walk around the outside and see if he'll sniff around it. Walk him one foot onto the ramp, then back up again. Just keep doing this over and over, spend a day on it! Slowly get more of him in the trailer at a time before you back him out. If this doesn't prove effective, then park the trailer in his pasture or pen, and put his feed bucket in it, just far enough that he'll have to put at least one leg in there. Then, the next feeding time put it a few inches further. Eventually he will have to get his whole body in the trailer if he wants the feed. Both these methods make the right choice easy, the wrong choice hard! ;) He's scared of the trailer, so forcing him will just show him he's right to be afraid.
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