So - I bought a new horse (16hh) from several hours away (15 or something) anyway - she was trucked up and they said she fell over 3 times - she was square loaded (angle but not on a slant) they said they then gave her two compartments and she was fine. Her back and hooves was also sore.
I've had several horses - mainly arabs, actually, only arabs, fall over in the float, and two others slip on there bum.
I hate floating - even the best floater that has never had a problem I feel sick when I do it.
Anyway - sorry - So I haven't floated her yet. I've brought her in there and she is alright - she's a impatient horse and throws her head up - luckily we have a high roof and she only just touches her head. And fixed her back and hooves.
Previous owner said she never had problems - but who knows.
I have a 2H straight load float that's custom made (super wide, high and spacious. Also has a lot of room at the front)
So can take out the center divider - but she has separation anxiety, and is constantly looking for the other horses.
Should I float her by her self or with a 15hh QH ('perfect' floater and friend)
I don't really know why I'm asking you guys - but I think I just need some comfort and hope that she will stay standing... oh dear I'm hopeless!! Haha!