Hi all, I am very new to using a forum but can't seem to find the answer that Im looking for anywhere.
Now that I have acquired a float I have been able to start to float train my horse that previously would never go within 20 feet of a float.
He was literally terrified of them.
After studying many many techniques I found that getting him into the float was the easy part.
He will go in very willingly even at liberty with a point of my finger.
I can jump around on the tailgate and bang on the float and he is still quite at ease with it all.
But ... If I attempt to use the breaching chain (when I have the divider in) he panicks and runs back immediately,
I havnt even got it close enough to think about trying to secure it.
I have been trying to just hold the chain accross his rear but that is pointless, I can't hold it when he rushes back against it.
With or without the divider, with or without another horse, If I attempt to lift the tailgate even if only 2 inches he does the same and is out like a shot,
Although he will immediately go back in until I try to touch the tailgate again.
I have been attempting this for weeks now with no success even though teaching him to go on only took 15 minutes.
Any tips would be appreciated. Thankyou