Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Skagit County, WA
I prefer backing out, I own a straight load so my horses have no choice unless they want to stay in there.
My friend has a VERY pushy Percheron cross (i have told said friend I am no longer hauling/handling her horse until she properly trains her) And my friend says horses should never be backed out, so she turns her around to get out and the horse charges! Everytime, and has even busted a door like this. My friend is 5'8" 180lbs and can more or less control her, but the rest of us can't! I have seen a few people in my years get trampled by a horse turning and rushing from the trailer. After they back out a few times its not that hard, plus they can turn their head and watch where they are going.