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  • Can you load a horse in trailer without a truck hitched up

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    04-26-2010, 12:01 PM
Blocking up a 2h BP can be done. But It's more secure hooked up. Even the bigger GN trailers. You can load with out trailer hooked up. But I would think all the rocking that the trailer is doing isn't good for the jack itself. You have a chance of messing up the jack leg. My trailer had to be fixed due to the trailer moving back after it was unhooked and wheels not blocked. Was before I bought it. So when you do anything with a horse and trailer it's better to be safe than sorry....jmo
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    04-27-2010, 04:32 PM
If it's taking you nearly an hour to hook up the trailer then it sounds like a great thing to do when you're bored with nothing else to do. Back the vehicle up yourself until you get it right, lower the trailer to make SURE you have it right. Raise it up and let it go. Drive the truck around and start all over again. Practice makes perfect!
    04-28-2010, 12:29 PM
Just because Parelli does something stupid, doesn't mean you have to follow his example.

It takes me about 3 mins. Tops to hook my truck to my trailer. No way am I going to load a horse onto an unhooked BP.

Besides, the idea is to get the horse used to getting on and being on the trailer, right? Once he's on, I take him for a ride around the area.
    06-02-2010, 01:27 PM
No, it is very dangerous to load livestock into trailers that aren't hitched to a truck. Even big tandem axel trailers with chocked wheels can slip or move if a horse spooks or kicks, it's just not worth taking the chance.

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