Horse Wont Go In Trailer (Used To)

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  • Ottb wont load in trailer
  • How to load a horse in a trailer that wont go

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    03-22-2011, 09:46 AM
Horse Wont Go In Trailer (Used To)

My OTTB used to load just fine in either a step up or ramp trailer with no problem! The other day we took him out for the day he loaded fine in the AM, unloaded fine at the park. When we went to leave... He refused to go in?! Took us 4 hours to get him loaded!! Ever since he wont go in the trailer, I have tried food, everything! Please help as I have never trained a horse to load a trailer!
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    03-22-2011, 09:52 AM
Green Broke
Isn't that typical! Do you have a trailer to work him with?
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    03-22-2011, 09:54 AM
You can try the approach and retreat technique. Dancer wouldn't load when we first got her. The approach and retreat method helped, but she was still being stubborn. Then our vet fixed the problem for us - he was standing there watching the daughter try to load her mare after she got her shots and coggins done. She was totally refusing. Vet just walked back there behind her with a reguler household broom - didn't hit her with it, but he showed it to her, and she went right into the trailer. Worked on Dancer, too!
    03-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Ya I have a trailer to work with, he goes about half way in doing the approach and retreat method. I've tried that the last week and half in is the best we have done
    03-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Green Broke
Oops one more question. Stock or slant load or two horse?
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    03-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Straight load 2 horse with ramp, its older than I am and looks like it has been through two wars, but it works. Hey maybe that's it!! He's a spoiled race horse and he is used to a super nice trailer!
    03-22-2011, 10:10 AM
Green Broke
Double post! Sorry! Does your horse have a problem going through tight spaces?
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    03-22-2011, 10:11 AM
Green Broke
Ya haha!
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    03-22-2011, 10:12 AM
No he goes in and out of the stalls back door no problem which is a human door
    03-22-2011, 10:19 AM
Green Broke
Just had a trainer work with Walka (he refused to load after an injury in the trailer 11 years ago!). He uses the work them hard around/near the trailer and letting them rest next to the trailer. Eventually getting inch by inch into the trailer. Using direct and drive method. Getting them to see the trailer as a nice place to be because nothing is asked of them. Outside the trailer, lots of active work!

Walka now loads into my two horse straight load (with ramp) and as of Saturday, into a 4 horse step up slant load.

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