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post #1 of 2 Old 08-25-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Trailering Problem

Hello, I am new to horse forum.
I have a 8 year old quarter horse gelding and he picks things up fast but can be pushy. I recently bought a three horse angle haul that has lots of room, its not a dark color and he does not find it scary. He will walk right in, stand there for a bit then all of a sudden will back out really fast and when I tie him he pulls back and I am scared he will hurt himself or someone else! Please help!
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-25-2011, 03:53 PM
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My mare used to do the same thing. Monty Roberts, an AMAZING horseman, has a lot of videos on this. I tried his methods with both of my horses, and they were much better at loading AND backing off of the trailer.

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You may want to try letting him turn around in the trailer IF there's enough room. I have a 2 horse slant trailer and it's enough room for my 16h TB mare to turn around in.

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