Originally Posted by Corporal
It is important that your trailer is balanced. Roads are graded to be high in the middle in order for rain to sheeth towards the shoulders. If you put her on the right side of the trailer (US, where the driver sits on the left), you will unbalance the trailer. If you cannot easily remove the divider, leave it in and secure everything as if the trailer was fully loaded with horses. Always tie bc you'll spook your horse if he/she puts the head down while in transport and gets it stuck. Yes, I've seen it happen.
Spend time training your horse to load forward and unload backing at the stable. I often talk to my horses and tell them when they will step down, with "and...Down" as the command. They pay attention, and yours will, too, with repetition. I will thrilled to see a program with Lynn Palm and discovered that she does the same thing.
Our first two horse strait load is just about ready to roll and I am wondering this^^ . What if I want to travel with just one horse?? My mare is over 1500 lbs and 17.2hh,
, can I travel with her (alone) safely and does it matter which side??
Or trailer is extra tall, extra wide.