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post #11 of 13 Old 07-01-2008, 11:59 AM
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Here is what I do with horses that won't load in, or catch or anything else for that matter. Feed him once he makes it inside the trailer then onces he makes it out. Teach him there is a reward on both ends of the trip.

Not sure what it is you did to get your horse out the last time, but you have already told us it's not the way to do it-so don't do it again. Don't risk scaring your poor animal and permanently causing problems.

Take it easy, plan to take the entire day off and take it slow.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-03-2008, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for all your advice guys!!
I actually loaded him in the trailer yesterday after I had ridden him and we stood in there for a moment and I talked to him, then I used the thing I been working with him on, I put my hand on his chest right below where his neck becomes his chest, and I don't push, my hand just stays there and I just repeat 'back'.
The first time he stepped sideways but I put my body in the way and he ran into me so he thought it was his fault then I took it one step at a time and he backed right out of the trailer!! I was so proud!!
I wasnt touching anything other than his chest, I didnt even have the lead rope in my hand!!! it makes me feel so happy that he trusts me that much now!!!
I also got to tell off my uncle so I am triple happy right now!!!!
Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #13 of 13 Old 07-03-2008, 12:41 AM
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That's wonderful. I had a gelding that would always back out crooked out of the trailer. I would have a hand on his chest and one on his side to keep him straight. It always worked great.
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