Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
He may associate the trailer with stress, or stressful situations. Or there mya be something he just doesn't like about the trailer. I had serious problems loading the saddlebred I used to have, and he was a show horse that had been trailered often. Once he had to be tranquilized to get him back on a trailer to take him home from a ride. And even after 2 shots, I had to remove the center divider and back him in, only to be shut in behind him to turn him around to tie him. Rookie loaded just fine when I went to pick him up; but the trailer was actually too small for him. I went and got a bigger trailer (a step up slant like he was used to). He would NOT load without me putting a rope around his but. About a month after I got the trailer, I took the hay bag out and forgot to put it back in before I went to load him. He walked right on. So now, I take the haybag out and just rehang it after I get him on. It's working out SOOOOOOOO much better.
Good luck with getting him to load easily. I know it can be a pain.
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BTW....That's NOT rain on your windshield!!!!