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    04-28-2012, 11:16 PM
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Horse jumps into trailer

Another question from me:)...my horse wants to jump into the trailer while loading. When we first loaded him into our trailer he started to go in completely fine, then once his foot hit the floor and it banged really loudly, he backed out and was reluctant to walk in again, so he took a leap in. I think it's because he has shoes on, and our trailer's a step up with a wooden floor, so it makes it much louder. When we go to load he'll get up to it like he's going to get in, they'll he'll back up a few steps, then I'll tug on his lead rope and he'll come forward and jump in. How can I get him to just walk in?
     
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    04-28-2012, 11:28 PM
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Maybe put rubber mats in & bed the trailer more deeply. Reminds of when I hauled a friend's mini to a show, little gaffer had to back up & take a leap, was very cute. I was kinda worried she could get under the slant divider by my horse so I tied her further down, the little gal didn't move a muscle there or back & we stopped for an hour for dinner after the show. She seemed very content chilling in the trailer, not moving.
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    04-28-2012, 11:28 PM
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Load him in. Then out. Then in again. Repeat for a while, then feed him in there and chill for a bit. Then load and unload a few more times for good measure. Repeat, repeat, repeat until it's no longer stressful or exciting or worth jumping about for him.
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    04-29-2012, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Sharpie    
Load him in. Then out. Then in again. Repeat for a while, then feed him in there and chill for a bit. Then load and unload a few more times for good measure. Repeat, repeat, repeat until it's no longer stressful or exciting or worth jumping about for him.
I would do this in combination with what the other person on here suggested...getting rubber mats.

Maybe try putting some hay near the entrance and just let him graze on it...without loading. Everyday move the hay a little further back until he needs to step up to get it. Eventually you should be able to feed him in the back of the trailer as usual.

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