I used a longer lead and fed my end through my center divider at the lower point in the front. Lower since the horse would rear some and hit his head and found that the head tie down hook was to high. I then kinda wrapped the lead under the divider that gave me enough leverage that the horse could not back out. Horse relaxes and I take in more line until the horse is in and now easy to hook up. After a few times doing this, my horses know that they can not back out and it takes me less then 30 seconds to load them. And they know that hay and grain are waiting for them.