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post #21 of 29 Old 07-31-2010, 08:14 AM
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Its a shipper off uship who has extremely good reviews. I didnt go with the cheapest bid, I went with a company who had a nice slant load trailer, who had excellent reviews, and I can track their movement. Ive looked several times and this driver is all over the east coast, weekly runs from FL to NY and everywhere in between. There was no negative results on her feedback. She has had excellent communication. Plus, me being the organizational freak that I am, I booked this weeks ago, for a haul in 4 weeks. I will work with Cooper on tying. BTW, I just bought a tie blocker from SmartPak so it will be available for her when hes picked up.
She may have had good results shipping because she has had horses who tie. You really need to use the ring before hand and train your horse how to tie not expect theshipper to train it. Do a search and I think you can find a video on how to use it.
I would have her sign something that she will not tie the horse or at least will not use a bungee tie and hold her responsible for an injury if she does something you do not want her to.
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post #22 of 29 Old 07-31-2010, 08:47 AM
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I have to admit that a horse not tying is one of my biggest pet peeves. There are too many times that an animal is in trouble, injured, a fence is down, someone else is hurt, needs to be moved, etc. Horses NEED to tie it's just not an option.

I agree with the rest of them. Double halter her or neck rope her with a halter, tie her to something sturdy, grab a chair and sit out of firing range. Unless she is in a position where she may die or become SERIOUSLY injured just let her fight it. If she falls on the ground, bounces around, leans on the rope, rears, whatever just ignore her. Don't speak to her, don't touch her, just let her figure it out.
I agree completely. After they realize that you 'won't come to their aid', they usually come around and accept being tied.

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post #23 of 29 Old 08-01-2010, 12:26 AM
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We never tie our horse in the trailer. We've never gone more than an 8 hour drive in a day but still, we don't tie.
I leave them in a web halter and have a couple of head shields that we used when our young ones were just learning to ride in a moving stall.
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post #24 of 29 Old 08-03-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so I went out to the barn, tied Cooper to the post in the pasture and stood back to ensure the two mares didnt mess with him. He stood
PERFECT for at least 20 minutes. So I praised him and then moved him to the cross ties. I gave him every opportunity to freak. Brushed him, picked feet, moved him over.
Again today he cross tied perfectly. Maybe its the heat, so he doesnt want to be bad? I'm not complaining either way I will continue to tie him whenever I'm out there.
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post #25 of 29 Old 08-03-2010, 12:37 PM
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Horses must be able to tie. Personally, I prefer to tie my horses from above when training to tie. Here's a link with some information about it if you're interested. Training ~ Tying From Above Otherwise, going with some good halters and strong pole generally works too. Or, working with something like the blocker tie ring can help, but I just do a wrap to allow that same give when a horse pulls, if that's the only problem I'm dealing with. No need to spend the money when wrapping the rope, as opposed to tying works. Just practice ways to wrap and see what works for you.

I usually tie when trailering, but I know a lot of people who don't and have not had any problems. If the horse is being hauled alone, I wouldn't worry so much about him being loose, but with other horses in there, I can just see something going wrong. But your driver insists on tying, so it doesn't really matter because he needs to tie, so practice with it every day until that time.

Like the tying from above article talks about, you can work up to leaving your horse tied for quite a long time. It won't hurt him to be tied for 10 hours, even though that sounds like a long time.
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post #26 of 29 Old 08-06-2010, 08:16 PM
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Ok, so I went out to the barn, tied Cooper to the post in the pasture and stood back to ensure the two mares didnt mess with him. He stood
PERFECT for at least 20 minutes. So I praised him and then moved him to the cross ties. I gave him every opportunity to freak. Brushed him, picked feet, moved him over.
Again today he cross tied perfectly. Maybe its the heat, so he doesnt want to be bad? I'm not complaining either way I will continue to tie him whenever I'm out there.
That's great! You had better be sure to always have him well tied and nothing close that he can get hurt on. Always be on your guard. If he did have that bad experience you talked about, you never know what might remind him of it and cause him to freak. I can and have left my horses tied for 2 hours. Hey -- look at them in the field sometime -- they will stand in one spot forever! I even had one guy who had 2" of snow on him because he stood still so long.

Good luck with the shipping. I hope it all goes well. I agree with the previous poster that suggested you have the shipper either not tie him or tie him with a solid tie-strap.
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post #27 of 29 Old 08-06-2010, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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All is well so far. I have tied him everyday for all grooming, which was unheard of before. I can even take a few steps away from him without him getting uncomfortable. I'm very proud of this. By the way, I did purchase a Tie blocker II ring in case we have a fall back, or if I end up ever needing to tie him to the outside of a trailer, or unfamiliar place (like the new barn). Thanks for all the help.
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post #28 of 29 Old 08-07-2010, 12:45 AM
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all of my horses tie well, and trailer well. the TB doesn't like to load so well, but another story. however, i have taken to NOT tying them while traveling. not all horses like to travel facing the direction they are tied, so i let them have the choice.
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post #29 of 29 Old 08-07-2010, 07:28 AM
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I just passed a trailer with 2 horses in a slant not tied and no halters riding peacefully
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