Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
I think what toto is trying to say is that if you borrow a trailer big enough to walk the horse into and then do a 180 and walk the horse back out head first to the point the horse is waiting to be head pointed at the door then it won't be constantly wanting to back out. It thinks that it has to be facing the door to get out.
I understand that training thought, but don't understand how it works once you are back to a straight load trailer that doesn't have the option to do that. Wouldn't that make them hard to back out because they are expecting you to show them the forward motion to exit the trailer? Then having to retrain again?
I am going to be doing a refresher course with all five of my horses once I get this trailer rebuilt from all of the cancer in it. It's an older 2 horse straight load. I do plan on parking the trailer in the pasture with the doors open and hay up in the feeder shelf. I will go out there after a week of it being next to the hay ring and start working on their loading, staying loaded with the other horses walking all around the trailer and unloading them.
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