Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess
If he was from the BLM, he was in a trailer before. How do think THEY got him in? I garuntee you it wasn't with treats!! It doesn't make people ignorant! My trainer has done that too, but I say do the butt rope thing. The donkey won't do silly stiff like the horse.
I would also like to know what Kevin had in mind as 'the right way'. And how he would go around getting the animal into a trailer.
Everyone has their different way of doing things, I personally wouldn't want to shove him in with ropes and brute force either. You can't solve the problem that way, you're just adding to it. Anyone who has trained an animal before knows this. With proper training and patience the burro will load.
Here is an alternative example to force (there are tons of these tutorials out there): Loading the Scared Horse
Icrazy, my advice is STOP FORCING HIM. It's simply not going to work (as you have already seen). If you have him so terrified that his eyes are rolling back into his head you've got a serious issue. Put yourself in his situation, how absolutely petrified would you be if you were blindfolded and dragged to a place you didn't know while being slapped on the hind end all at the same time? I think your eyes would be rolling back into your head too. To solve this problem and avoid future issues with loading (and I'm almost certain this burro will need to be loaded again) you've got to do it as kevinshorses said; the 'right' way, thus, teaching the little guy that a trailer is not scary and there is no reason to hesitate walking into one.
That's just my two cents.