I have to load my geding backwards in order for him to load into a trailer!!
I have a 17yr old appaloosaXquarterhorse, and he was only in a trailer once. It was a homemade contraption, it didn't have a roof and was very open. My 20yr old gelding walked right into the trailer. But my other one had to be loaded backwards. I didn't want to do it, but every time i walked him to the trailer he would plant his front feet just inches from the step (it had no ramp). I've tried everything to get him in, and nothing worked, except for that. Once he was in he was fine. But how can i help him realize that its ok to get into the trailer???
He can be very difficult sometimes.
Any advice would be very helpful!!
I highly suggest you guys start working on this:
Here is a video:
Thank You!! Hopefully i'll be able too once we get a break in this crazy weather!! Your help is very much appreciated!! :)
You're very welcome :) Let me know how it goes!
You know, I knew someone a long time ago whose horse would only load backwards. They loaded him backwards, trailered him backwards, and unloaded him by walking him out the back after the trip. It was a habit she could never break, but it worked fine for them.
I recommend watching Monty Roberts in one of his trailer loading demonstrations. I'm usually not a big fan of him, but what he does for trailer loading has the most difficult loaders loading in under 15 minutes. He has a program on HRTV, but there's probably one of his loading demos on YouTube somewhere.
Ok i'll keep those ideas and habits in mind. He was only every trailered once in his whole entire life.
Thank You for the tips and ideas!!! :)
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