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    06-19-2013, 01:58 PM
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Trailer tying and pulling back...

We trailer my gelding Bill down for lessons every sunday. He recently was getting a drink from the bucket sitting on top of the part over the trailer tires and hit it and it flipped and spilled all over him, this has happened before but this time, he freaked out. He started pulling back, but was tied so obviously he couldn't do much. I was able to pull the leadrope fast enough that he didn't break his halter or lead. We've started keeping the bucket away but he seemed to have learned he could do this at the trailer. Any excuse he can find, he spooks and pulls back. I've started not tying him and just leaving the lead through the ring. It's getting really frustrating because I can reprimand him and that doesn't work and I've tried using treats and being nice and babying him but he still acts like a snot. He doesn't act this way in cross ties or in a stall, just at the lesson place next to the trailer. I've switched sides of the trailer, I've walked him past the spots he acts like he's afraid of and I leave the water bucket on the ground away from him and offer it periodically.
I'm running out of ideas and I don't want another horse that won't tie so someone has to be with them all the time at shows/lessons/clinics/etc.
     
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    06-19-2013, 02:11 PM
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    06-19-2013, 02:12 PM
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I would advise that you do NOT use any buckets around a horse tied to a trailer. There are just too many metal edges and some may be sharp, so it's not worth it.
Remember to ALWAYS use a quick release when you tie to the trailer, too. =D
     
    06-19-2013, 02:14 PM
  #4
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Tie him as usual, put a butt rope on him, thread it through the halter and tie it shorter than the lead rope to the trailer ring, when he goes to pull back the butt rope will tighten up first and push him forward. Train him to accept the bum rope first by teaching him to move forward of it by leading him with it and giving him a tug to move forward so he gets the idea. That's the nice way. I would be tempted to set this horse up and tie him to the trailer and wait for him to pull back then I'd spank his butt with a lunge whip and make him stand up and move forward, it just depends on how crazy he's pulling back. If he's doing it just because he can, then I'd spank his butt and use a butt rope on him at the same time.
     

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