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        03-12-2008, 12:00 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Trailer problems

    My 21y.o Appendix QH has this bone deep fear of my trailer. He will walk up the ramp but only let his head actually go inside the actual trailer (my other horse has no problems trailering). He has been in them before, several times, but the only way I can get him fully onto the trailer is by blindfolding him and walking him up, but as soon as the blindfold comes off he starts to get antsy and backs out quickly.

    Any advice?
         
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        03-12-2008, 01:55 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Make trailering a fun experience! If he has a "special" feed that he loves, give it to him there. Talk to him, sit by the trailer for a long time - but don't put him in. Just sit by it with a buddy, talk, and just make it fun for him.
         
        03-12-2008, 09:30 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Stick him in a pen. Back the trailer up into it. Put his food inside the trailer, so that the only way he can eat is if he goes completely inside the trailor. If he doesn't eat, then let him be, he will go in the trailor eventually. Makesure he understands his food is in there.
         
        03-12-2008, 10:35 AM
      #4
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by .Delete.
    Stick him in a pen. Back the trailer up into it. Put his food inside the trailer, so that the only way he can eat is if he goes completely inside the trailor. If he doesn't eat, then let him be, he will go in the trailor eventually. Makesure he understands his food is in there.
    Thats the way I do it. Make sure you put jacks under the rear of the trailer if you don't have it hooked to your vehicle.
    If the horse doesnt go in it doesnt eat. I've only had 1 horse out of 7 that wouldnt go in this way and I waited 3-4 days. Once their in I make it there feeding place for a week or so. Then start doing short trips just a few yards working your way up to a few miles.
         
        03-12-2008, 10:37 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    I do mine a different way. But i'v seen that method work many times. Quite honestly I don't know what I do to get my horses into the trailer. I just keep working with them intill they go in calmly.
         
        03-12-2008, 05:15 PM
      #6
    Trained
    What I did after my mare had a bad experience in a trailer was put food at the door... the next day I put it inside the trailer so she had to stick her head in... then for a couple of days the food was so far in, she could just reach it if she stretched... would have been easier if her front feet had been in though... I kept that up and when I had her all the way in that was where she got her supper for almost a month.
         
        03-13-2008, 08:15 PM
      #7
    Showing
    ^^^ I like that idea, thanks for sharing :)
         
        03-13-2008, 11:28 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I used PNH to teach my horses to get on the trailer. Doesn't matter which trailer or how high, when you lead 'em to it, they get on it eagerly, without fuss or anxiety. Some of the horses are hard to keep off the trailer, they want to go, too.
         

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