Hi everyone, I have a 7 year old Clyde TB cross who will not back out of the trailer. We have tried for HOURS at a time, and we have literally tried EVERYTHING I can think of, and everything I can pull up on the internet. He is a fairly big guy at 17.2hh, so that also adds more challenge as he will just fly towards you in the trailer when asked to back out.
He will back out, but only if it's just his front legs in the trailer. Any back legs, he just wont. I have no issue with turning him around, except our trailer is a straight load. It is warmblood sized, but it's not big enough for him not to squish when turning. I NEED him to back out, he already has chiropractic issues with his ribs and he has popped a rib out turning around because he has to squish so much. PLEASE! Help me! I have tried everything! We are even considering a ramp but that is an expensive option.
(I have also spent hours backing him over random stuff, but he will not even back out of a shelter that in 2-3 inches higher than the ground. I have gotten him to back off a small cement pad though.)
PS: How much would a ramp cost for a straight load?
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