Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Skagit County, WA
Rushing out of the trailer
Okay, so I got my appy in the summer and she can be kind of a brat about getting in the trailer, she will do it and once in she hauls like a dream, in straights or slants. The biggest issue is that she has started to rush out of the trailer. We have a 3 horse slant (she rides in the middle) and as soon as she hear me unclick her divider she will start to shift around.
She is tied with a rope now because she literal just steps back and snaps the trailer ties like they are paper!
So my current thing is to untie the rope but leave it running throught the metal loop thing then I hold it while I sneak back to her booty and undo the divider then I hold the divider and sneak up to her and let the divider go and off she goes! SHe does a super speed back out (atleast she backs out she never swings around) and then stops with her front feet in there, snorts and looks around then gets all the way out.
My question is how do I get her to just stand there until I get her unhook and back out without all the other stuff? I have been trying to beat her to the punch and pull back on the lead to tell her to back up before she makes that decision on her own but I don't think she is really paying attention.
She is a 16 hh beast, she had an accident being haul up to wa 2 years ago in the trailer in which she split her head open.
I don't have money for another trainer beside my paints dressage trainer, I am confident I can train her myself with some advice. My mare is not mean, and is one of those push button pleasers she just wants to get out of there and now!
Also, when tied in the trailer she is really quiet, she just stands there and will eat her hay if there is some.
Pic is for fun, I love her!