Originally Posted by Stan
I think having a rope around the horses butt is really driving it from behind and the same can be achieved using a stout 4 foot whip with a soft 6 ft cord. Same principle.
Same only different, there was something about the lariat that put Ben in a whole different place in his head about getting on the trailer.
I had tried a lunge rope in the same manner before with zero results, but that day he just got in, it was that simple.
As with everything I don't think there is a one size fits all answer to loading a horse, you have to find what works for you and your horse. I have tried many things with many horses, and Ben is the most stubborn so far, every time I think I have cracked it he takes a step back and we start again.
Now we are using food as a reward, that works for now, but it wont last I'm sure.