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        06-20-2014, 11:44 AM
    Green Broke
    Ooh, do I need to go and see an optometrist? Thanks for the link!
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        06-20-2014, 11:45 AM
    It may very well just be a jerking problem. I had to deal with that before, it took some fine tuning to get it just right.
    But, like I said, riding back there is the first step. You don't know what to fix until you know what the problem is.
        06-20-2014, 11:49 AM
    With a timer based controller it's virtually impossible to get rid of trailer brake jerking without setting the controller so low that it provides inadequate/unsafe braking. This is why I'm such a proponent of quality proportional brake controllers vs cheap timer models. ;)
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        06-20-2014, 12:34 PM
    The best and safest way to retrain him is to train him to not fear a human sized door. Do you have any at your barn? I used to lead my horses randomly into the building that I kept my hay and extra tack when I was teaching lessons. It was the typical 34" wide and 6 ft tall human door and the building was dark even with the lights on.
    You could start by using a long lead rope, walking though and waiting then ask your horse to walk through it from the inside to the outside, at first, and then, the other way.
    I own a 4-horse slant load and the entrance is narrow.
    Using a regular door, your horse isn't going to feel trapped bc they is an exit. He will show some fear. Just keep repeating every day until it's no big deal. Then, the trailer should also be no big deal, too. =D
        06-20-2014, 05:32 PM
    Another nerd and safety alert, in the right conditions as little as 30 volt shock can kill a person.
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        06-20-2014, 05:40 PM
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    Another nerd and safety alert, in the right conditions as little as 30 volt shock can kill a person.
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    ...with enough amps. Amps play a big factor. An electric fence may have between 2500 to upwards of 8000+ volts, but usually only around 100 milliamperes.

    Volts don't kill. Amps do.
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        06-20-2014, 06:43 PM
    Sometimes new trailers have a surge. If not turn down the brake settings. And if that still doesnt work don't worry. Maybe he just needs to get used to it.
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        06-20-2014, 08:06 PM
    Green Broke
    Corporal, the problem with walking horses through human sized door frames is that they can break their necks on them. It doesn't happen very often, but it did happen to someone we know, when their horse panicked and reared, and bashed into the top of the solid door frame.

    PP, amps are the big factor, but volts also matter.

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