Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
Horse Scrambling in Trailer
Hi! My horse has never been the easiest in the trailer, but we recently had an accident that has made me decide to ask for opinions. We were coming back from a show and pulled up to a stoplight with our horse in our two horse straightload trailer. Suddenly, there was thrashing. We ran out of the car to see that he had flipped himself over, he was on his side with his back under the divider. Luckily plenty of people stopped to help, and he was able to stand back up by himself. After we unloaded him he was fine, just some scrapes, and he banged his hip. After two weeks he was back to himself, and about a month later we are doing fine riding regularly again.
He has never seemed to be able to lean into the turns as much as other horses. Most horses you can't "feel" at all in the trailer because they are quiet. Whenever we turn, if feels like he is constantly moving forward and back, trying to balance himself. You can feel him bumping the manger then bumping the ramp that closes the trailer in. Is there anything I can do to help him ride easier in the trailer?
We don't use leg wraps anymore because they would constantly slide down just enough for him to step on them and get a tad bit caught, and he trailers fine without them.