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    06-01-2011, 12:13 AM
  #51
Foal
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
I honestly and truly believe, after battling for the last 3 years with the horse trailer from hell, that certain things "surpass" a training issue with horses. My Arab mare has ALWAYS loaded, and loaded good - in 2 horse WW trailers and big open stock trailers. She adores trailer rides, she'll practically run you over to jump in.

Enter my 2 horse trailer and the ONLY way she'd get in on anything less then pain of death is if I removed the partition for her to travel alone. Anytime we went somewhere, she'd load fine at home, realize it was the hell trailer, and promptly REFUSE to get back in when it was time to leave. I've had cowboys forcibly pick her up and PLACE her in the trailer before.

This is a horse that has virtually flawless ground manners, lunge manners and any other types of manners. This is a horse that will forge ANY terrain I ask her to on trust alone. And this horse simply said "screw you and the horse you rode in on" when I asked her to endure one more ride in the hell trailer.

We encountered this with all our horses, and every last single one of them jumps no problem into any other trailer I bring around. I truly believe that some trailers are so small and so cramped, you CAN'T drive well enough to make it a nice experience and they just get soured completely by it. There's not enough trust in the world to convince a horse for the 12th time the trailer will somehow "get better" when it sucks every time for them.
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    06-01-2011, 12:16 AM
  #52
Foal
My horse has only been loaded once in a side by side closed trailer and just did not want to go in again.I think with the help of my husband and a little determimation pn my part he eill go in and of I get him in a few times he will go in as soon as he knows what I expect of him when I put him in back of it with the door open
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    06-02-2011, 02:03 AM
  #53
Foal
A lot of the advice seems to be to physically force or coerce the animal into the trailer. The horse outweighs you by A LOT! All of my horses load and I can usually get strange horses into their trailers pretty quickly as well. Slant load trailers are MUCH friendlier to a horse than a straight load; that is why you see a ton of straight loads for sale on Craigslist. The horse just needs to understand that the trailer is safe (if they trust you this is pretty simple) and you want them to load up (please you). If the horse is hesitant I keep their feet moving side to side (not in circles) until they realize the easiest way is straight in. I never let them walk out of the trailer unless I allow them to. Never allow them to run out.
     
    06-02-2011, 04:25 AM
  #54
Weanling
Not to be snide, but as you stated - she outweighs me by A LOT and "allowing" her was not exactly my intention but when she burned my hands the first time from the lead rope pulling against my hand, it was a little difficult not to let her "go" and then work her.

ITA I do not want to use force.
     
    06-02-2011, 04:26 AM
  #55
Weanling
We are leaving at 8am EST to go get her - the previous owner & myself. Let's cross our fingers for an easy load!!!!
     

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