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post #11 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 12:22 AM
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OK. I must be stupid tonight or something. Let me recap:

Wild Spot is in Australia and puts the horse to the right.
Iride is in S. Carolina and puts the horse to the left.
Horse poor is in ? And put the horse to the left.
Jazzy in Aussie goes right.

So the horse or the heavier horse always goes to the centre of the road right? OK -- I think I got it now. I'll have to make sure to keep that in mind next summer. Never really thought about it before.
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 03:23 AM
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YES! Thank you Wild Spot - you explained it BEAUTIFULLY! I have to remember that not everyone is from the states! I'm from the Montana Hi-Line...

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post #13 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 05:12 AM
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OK. I must be stupid tonight or something. Let me recap:

Wild Spot is in Australia and puts the horse to the right.
Iride is in S. Carolina and puts the horse to the left.
Horse poor is in ? And put the horse to the left.
Jazzy in Aussie goes right.

So the horse or the heavier horse always goes to the centre of the road right? OK -- I think I got it now. I'll have to make sure to keep that in mind next summer. Never really thought about it before.
yup! Weight in the middle of the road is an easy way to remember it

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post #14 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 05:22 AM
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Jazzy: He had to be on the right, even when my bigger horse was in the float with him. I don't think it was the angle of the road, as he would scramble on both left and right corners, when the angle is different... Silly horse

Ha ha I know how confusing it gets on here with people from different countries! I'm used to the backwards stuff as it's mostly people from the U.S. On here
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 05:27 AM
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yeah me too. I think in U.S. Mode most of the time on here. Its easier that way :)

Its more about the stability of the float when the weight isnt distributed right. Some might handle it better than others though

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post #16 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 07:50 AM
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Even easier is to remember the horse goes on the same side of the trailer as the driver.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #17 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 09:11 AM
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Even easier is to remember the horse goes on the same side of the trailer as the driver.
that's what I was going to say!

But as for the scrambling, usually means the horse hasn't got enough space to spread its feet out to balance comfortably. Also is the length of the trailer good for the horse? He isn't squashed in? Most horses will stand with their legs wider than normal and also further forward for the front feet and back with the hind feet.

But then some horses no matter how much you you get out there and trailer them always scramble in the trailer. We had a mare who always scrambled on left hand corners no matter what we tried or who's trailer she was in. She never fell or hurt herself despite the noise and carry on we could hear. Just bandage their legs up good and drive as carefully round those corners.
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post #18 of 18 Old 11-24-2008, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses folks.
First he isnt in the trailer alone and he is the lighter of the 2 horses.When he's on the left he is fine.(thus far)and the divider doesnt go to the floor.It is an older narrow trailer but he being the smaller horse in not squished by no means.And I seen marks closers to the front like it was his front feet also that he had trouble w/. Never thought of the lay of the road though that makes sense.
Thanks again.
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