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post #1 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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random trailering question

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are supposed to tie the horse before putting the but bar up, right? Or is it the other way around. Also, why is that?

I don't own a trailer, and the one I borrow is more of a stock trailer.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 07:42 PM
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I think you are suppose to tie them up first

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 08:14 PM
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Put the bar up and then tie. In a trailer, or in any nervous new situation for a horse we want to not allow them to pull back, or go flying backwards and learn bad things. It takes 3-5 repetitions of something for a horse to learn it right and one bad experience for them to learn it wrong. Always make sure the trailer tie or lead rope is the first thing undone and the last thing done up in a straight haul. In an angle haul, have a friend to hold the divider for you safely while you tie the horse and don't allow him to back out while tied, if there is a head door then put him in and put the lead around his neck to keep it off the ground and tie him from the outside after securing the divider.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 08:19 PM
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I'll throw a screw into this and say that I don't tie my horses in the trailer. I didn't when I had a straight haul and I don't in my angle haul. :)
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 08:24 PM
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I'll throw a screw into this and say that I don't tie my horses in the trailer. I didn't when I had a straight haul and I don't in my angle haul. :)
Yes, and this is also correct with a well trailer broke horse. But when you do tie a horse in a trailer, it's the last thing you do. OP didn't ask whether or not to tie the horse.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-14-2009, 08:29 PM
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I don't see much of a reason to tie in a SL or a slant, but I need to in my stock, unless it's rough stock - they get to stay loose.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-15-2009, 02:00 AM
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OP didn't ask whether or not to tie the horse.
I stand (untied!) corrected.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-15-2009, 05:16 AM
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Yes, if you tie, butt bar first, then tie. BTW, If a really nervous horse spooks in the trailer without the butt bar up and can pull back, they can easily break even a trailer tie or lead rope and get hurt even more.

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