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        03-02-2013, 10:37 AM
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    I'm sure that they would gladly load her and transport her, but the cost would be too much since it is so far. Just don't stand behind her because she may run over you. They held hands behind my horse and shoved. It worked. The whole things went so fast that the door was shut by the time she figured it out. One of the guys was a trainer and he took her home and taught her to load among other things.
    I should have said I will not..... not will..
    We are going to have to bully her in I think and then the new owner who btw knows of her trailer issues will be doing daily trailer training with her. So I will let her worry about making it a gentle thing. I am Very much over the being gentle thing.. I am going to post a video of how far we got.
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        03-02-2013, 10:42 AM
    Originally Posted by marcebeck    
    Attachment 131404

    Not sure how to embed photos, but will try!
    Marce She is gorgeous. I am glad you or your horse were not to seriously hurt.
        03-02-2013, 02:09 PM
    Critter Sitter I am sorry you are having problems with loading issues

    I hope she will be happy in her new home
        03-02-2013, 03:57 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Can you send them up. At this point I really could use them
    Yeah I will be having the trainer come back I think if we can get her that to that point we can push her ass in.
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    Critter Sitter, Stella used to do that and then come out like a rocket the solution was.
    The grooms door in the front of the float was open letting more light in and the rear door the same and when she got to the point as seen in your photo pressure was placed on her rump by tapping on it with the whip increasing the weight of the tapping until she moved forward then stoped.

    She went all the way in then backed out but that was O/K we put her straight back in again a couple more times untill she stood there. Once that was achieved it was daily repatition to get it into her head. I still tap on Steller's rump when putting her in the trailer.


    What she was doing was every time stella turned her head towards the trainer she would tap the side of her check and point her forward again then put pressure on her rump by tapping
        03-02-2013, 04:08 PM
    Green Broke

    Critter Sitter the above photo is an alternative I have used in the past. It has a few problems but the concept is right on.

    Stand behind a tree and as the horse ambles past jump out and startle it. As it jumps of the ground you have the advantage and quickly tackle it to the ground as demonstrated. Once the horse is down hold its head and it will eventually calm, at which time you tie its legs together. The next step is to get it into the trailer.
    Ill let you know how to do that when I have worked it out
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        03-02-2013, 04:54 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Hunter I am sorry you BO lost all the hay in the rain
    Oh that wasn't our barn kit was at a local horse rescue and they really didn't need that to happen
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        03-02-2013, 05:22 PM
    Critter Sitter,
    Have you seen this thread? Trailer loading tip, unexpected benefit and a question.
        03-02-2013, 05:50 PM
    Hey everyone nice to see you all again
        03-02-2013, 06:41 PM
    Critter, I am sorry you are having so much trouble with Grace loading. I am glad the new owner is willing to take on the challenge!

    Marce...welcome and what a gorgeous horse you have!

    Grace, welcome back from your trip. So jealous.

    I went out to the farm today and was determined to get in the saddle. I took Isabella into the round pen and we did some walk and trot. I couldn't get her to canter but I have figured out that is was because she could sense some hesitation on my part....there was no one out there today, even the BO and her hubby weren't in their house. I am always a little nervous doing anything even remotely risky when there is no one around to call 911.
    She had been standing in the field for most of the winter and I didn't think she would buck if I really pushed the canter command, but she must have sensed my doubt.

    I never lunge her....ever. Haven't seen the need but I wanted to see if I could get her to canter without me on her back. She did a pretty good job. I couldn't get her to reverse direction and her whoa took a little longer than I wanted but overall, not bad for our first time!

    She is a little stiff but will come out of that with more regular work. I think she is beautiful and just wanted to share.

    I checked on Scuffy when I was out there. He is such a great horse and definitely feeling like his old self. He was way out in the field and I walked all the way out there to feed him a treat. I loved on him for a little bit and then turned to walk back to the gate.

    He stood there watching me walk away until one of the more aggressive horses in that field started walking toward me. Scuffy trotted up, pinned his ears at the other gelding and put himself between me and horse. He walked me all the way to the gate that way! He got another treat for his chivalry and I was happy to see him take a long drink from the trough after I left.

    It was a good day!
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        03-03-2013, 12:53 AM
    Hi Corgi
    How are you going
    Nice to see you again
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