I am going to be loading two studs. one is two the other is a yeraling. they are wild and untouched. Problem 1)being i have to keep the "old owner" happy as i do it so i have to do it in a way that he thinks it is his idea. 2 were i have to load them makes a shoot of sorts one side is an old wood panel fencing and the other side is 6 strand barbwire.
I wont be abil to crowed them in because of barbwire and the less time we spend there the better. My idea is knowing that they are all but starving grain them in. but i am worried about the grain and the fact that they are starving (they have ate rushin olive tree bark they are that "down) I am taking my four horse up and it has plenty of light so it dosnt look dark in side of it.
i have a month to get a solid game plan (the truck that i have to pull that trailer isnt registered so i have to do that first, and i can pull the trailer with the other truck we have but its not safe to do so becuse it dosnt have the *alls to stop the trailer suddenly if i had to.)
I'd use grass hay instead of grain to lure them in...
you could get 1-2 pannels and put them on each side of the trailer, so you can heard them in without getting them caught or hurt in the barbed wire. The other side will help so the have no where to go but in, or back. When I went to get my filly, she was put in the barn, then hearded in once pannels where up leading to the trailer, she tried to jump the fence a few times, but once she was in, she was better (other then the fact that she tried to jump the divider too) but that is how we did that, and she was wild and untouched also.
If these stud colts are untouched, they will most likely not come to you even if you do have something to lure them in. You will need to safely drive them in.
Is this one from the woman on the Buck film??:-P
Seriously, I've seen a few wrecks & wouldn't put an untouched horse in a regular horse trailer at all, let alone 2 at a time. Assuming you can get them in there anyway. I'm pretty confident that if you can't even blink at the horses without them running away & they're effectively wild, there's no way within cooee you'll be able to lure them to the tailgate, let alone on.
My preference would be to spend some time there with them, training them to come & be haltered. If that's not an option & the facilities were available, I'd hire a stock crate/cattle truck & push them onto that through a race. As that's not available either, you'll have to set something up yourself.
I agree it is too dangerous to try pushing them into something if the sides are just wire fences. Solid, highish(to deter jumping attempts) sides are what you need. If you don't have actual panels, you can make a high 'chute' with the use of long pickets & regular wire fencing covered with hessian or some such to make them look solid. Again, I'd hire a cattle truck or stock crate, wouldn't mess about with a domestic horse trailer. The other advantage to that is that they're generally more open - it won't look like you're trying to drive the horses into a small dark cave!
You could use some sheets of plywood to make a chute.
All of these sounds very dangerous. You said you are taking your 4 horse trailer, is it an open stock trailer? If it is, you use plywood like Allison suggested to make a chute to the trailer and herd them in. Even this gives me the heebie jeebies, be careful!
I went to fetch a gal's horse that was a bag of bones. They had left the keepers more than enough hay but it was apparent it wasn't getting it. I had a pickup truck with racks and we weren't sure how we'd get him in as there was no ramp or suitable ditch. He saw the hay in the truck and immediately leaped in.
Is it possible to leave the horse trailer with them a few days and to feed them in it daily? That could get them ready for loading so when you do the real thing you wont have any problems.
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