Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian
Get the horse halter-broke he'll load in anything
-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.