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post #11 of 13 Old 01-16-2014, 01:18 PM
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I use a two horse slant trailer now and I do turn my horses (technically 1/2 turn) and lead them out - that is my preference for a few reasons. Usually I tie them for the trip.

With my first trailer (a two horse straight load with ramp added later; around 6 ft wide), I officially only had the option of backing them off. I had one gelding, however, (14.2; very stocky) who was able to turn himself around. It wasn't graceful and he wasn't one to panic so he could make it work; I believe a less confident or non-thinking horse would have got itself into a real jam trying it.

My point in this in an effort to respond to your question is: yes, a horse could get injured as you describe (or in another thousand other ways). It is most likely to get injured if it is inexperienced, panics or if there is handler error. If you address these areas through training of the horse and planning on your part, you will maximize the likelihood of successful loading/unloading each time you use a trailer.
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-16-2014, 11:09 PM
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I hauled my Boo in a trailer like that when we were both younger.... and the adults let me unload him... He is LONG as in I've not met another horse quite as long as he is, and trust me.... They can turn around just fine in that trailer, it looks like there stuck for a min, but they aren't.... Little me saw the stuck for a min, and panicked jumping towards him trying to stop him from trying before he got hurt, and got shoved out of the way by his huge quarter horse butt... I had bruises to show for my mistake, and a horse that unloaded himself then stood out there looking back at me almost smugly....
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Many of the cowboys in my area haul in trailers like that because it makes pulling a cow in the trailer easy to not have the top getting in the way. So long as you have adequate control over your horse to keep them from trying to turn around (or getting them straightened back out if they start to and get stuck) then you shouldn't have a problem. Just let them take their time backing out so that they don't fall when they reach the edge of the trailer.
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