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    04-30-2013, 06:47 PM
  #21
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Wow, and the #11 isn't far from you and that was closed!
I guess not! We are on the #45 by the lake deifenbaker fairy. Its weird how we have good roads and no flooding, when a lot more of saskatchewan is flooding, evacuating and no travel recomended.
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    04-30-2013, 11:32 PM
  #22
Yearling
Okay so I thought a little bit about different ideas, some of what you guys have mentioned, and what I read on the internet from different sites... what do you think would be the best idea:

1. Do it how we were today and just bring her in and out, in, out, try and move her butt and see how it works out.
2. Let her go into the trailer by herself to get grain or grass and close the divider behind her.
3. Tie her to the trailer tie when she gets in, then close the divider on her, this way she will not be able to back up.
4. Put her in the trailer, close the doors behind her, no divider, let her loose.

I am thinking about going with #3 or 4 but it is all what my boss decides to do to... I will mention these ideas to her and see what she thinks.

We also have all summer to work on trailer loading, and I would like to get her there ASAP!!!
     
    04-30-2013, 11:46 PM
  #23
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
....3. Tie her to the trailer tie when she gets in, then close the divider on her, this way she will not be able to back up.
4. Put her in the trailer, close the doors behind her, no divider, let her loose.

I am thinking about going with #3 or 4 but it is all what my boss decides to do to... I will mention these ideas to her and see what she thinks.
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For No. 3, does the trailer have drop down feed windows by the tie rings? If so, I would suggest that it would be safer to close the divider first then go round and tie her through the window. Since she is not a seasoned loader and if she gets upset and/or panics before you get the divider closed on her, it could be extremely unpleasant for all concerned if she's tied and starts to struggle.

No. 4 is my pick under the present circumstances.
     
    04-30-2013, 11:48 PM
  #24
Yearling
I am not exactly sure what you mean by that, but the trailer tie is a quick release, meaning if she pulls to hard, or fights back, we can, or she can quickly release her.
     
    05-01-2013, 12:02 AM
  #25
Weanling
She is asking what type of trailer you have.
Is it like a horse trailer 3-horse slant that has drop down windows, or is it more of like a stock trailer 3-horse slant that just has slots. Or what does it have.

I would still go for 4.
     
    05-01-2013, 12:06 AM
  #26
Trained
I didn't read all the posts, but I noticed you did not want to remove all or one of the dividers. If you haven't spent time training her to load and unload under "no pressure" conditions - but now have a need, that is the easiest solution. I have never seen this negatively affect a horse's willingness to load later on.
     
    05-01-2013, 12:11 AM
  #27
Yearling
The trailer is my boss's and it is a 3 horse slant load with slot windows, you slide them to get then open, not put them down.
     
    05-01-2013, 12:13 AM
  #28
Yearling
It looks sort of like this (I got this pic off of google, not the actual trailer)

     
    05-01-2013, 11:10 AM
  #29
Banned
Some photos!

This is how I load all three of my horses. Takes about 30 seconds to load, secure and close up for each.
You can read what I posted above also. The main problem was them backing out and no way could I hold them. Using the way forward tie down did not work.

To high, to far away, not enough friction and the rope could pin me. The horses could pull the rope through the tie down ring and could rear and hit their heads.


So I found another spot and the lower hinge of the divider. I pass the rope through the divider slot above the hinge to the other side then back under the divider to my side.




The horses quickly learn that they can not back out and no rearing. As they move into the trailer with a little pull, I can take in more rope. Hay and grain are there for them. I can hold the rope/horse with one hand as I go out the side door. Hook them up to the tie down that is ready, drop the lead rope, close the side door and the back door and butt bar in place.

I hope this helps and good luck.
     
    05-01-2013, 07:44 PM
  #30
Green Broke
I don't suppose there's any chance of trailering with another horse or two?

My horse was at a similar stage as yours when I got him. He had been trailered a lot before, but almost always by himself in a stock trailer. When I tried him in a slant load with other horses, he'd go in just fine, and even scoot over into position, but as soon as I started closing the divider on him he'd just back out. We were able to trailer him in the back compartment of the trailer (the other slots occupied by other horses) since it was a little roomier. Since January I've been trailering him on a more regular basis (once or twice a month to go to jumping lessons) and can now put him in the back or middle slot (and probably the front slot, but we haven't needed to try it). I think the combination of good experiences (he very much enjoys the jumping lessons) and allowing him to get used to the idea by traveling in the back compartment were what did it for him.

That's probably not a lot of help for you right now, unfortunately. But if you can load up two additional horses from wherever the trailer starts out and let them just go for a ride, then you could put your horse in the back slot.
     

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