Trailering - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 10-30-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Abilene, Texas
Posts: 597
• Horses: 4

We have a 6 almost 7 month old filly. I was just wondering when I should teach her to load in the trailer. She is halter broken and leads and is pretty good at being tied. We have a new 4 horse trailer and I put her mama in it just to see if she might follow. She wanted to but didn't understand how to step up(she is also a pony and where she has to step up comes up to her knees). She got near and sniffed and got right to the edge but wouldnt step up. I didn't try to force her I knew that would end badly.

We don't have anywhere to go so it isn't imparative I teach her now (although I would love to save $50 on a ranch call from the vet LOL) I just don't really know when or where to start. We have been learning everything as we go since she was a surprise baby and have never trained a foal before.
stacieandtheboys is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 10-30-2009, 09:36 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 289
• Horses: 0
A horse can be taught to trailer load at any age. I haven't had a foal in ages (or at least it feels like ages :) ) but my friend who has an approx 2 year old filly was taught how to trailer load at about 6 months to a year (not sure exactly). Her filly was tinnnnnny for her age and she finally is starting to look like a real horse.
SavvyHearts is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 10-30-2009, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 51
• Horses: 2
Now would be a great time! Just make sure you only take her for trips that last 5-10 minutes at a time or so at first so that it won't be too hard on her wee little legs.
ZiggyKlepto is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 10-30-2009, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 289
• Horses: 0
I wouldn't trailer her just yet...what I meant was trailer loading. First get her comfortable with the trailer and introduce it slowly so she doesn't have a bad experience. Get her so she can load by just pointing at the trailer. And then take her for short trips and slowly build it up
SavvyHearts is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailering TwisterRush Horse Talk 3 10-13-2009 03:56 PM
Trailering lessons G and K's Mom Horse Videos 0 06-17-2009 01:58 PM
Trailering We Control The Chaos Horse Talk 3 07-31-2008 07:19 PM
Trailering Help! CrCountryGirl Horse Training 4 07-23-2007 04:54 PM
trailering thorprincess Horse Training 8 03-21-2007 02:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome