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post #1 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Tying in a trailer

Ok I am picking up a horse tomorow and from what I understand she HATES the trailer. She gets very nervous and scared. Exactly how she reacts I do not know. What do you do tie or no tie?
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 07:57 AM
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I think it depends on trailer. I found out they are more relaxed when loose free in stock trailer. I'm not sure about 2horse one though - I've never seen horses being untied in straight load.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 09:05 AM
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I don't tie in the trailer. In your situation I'm not sure which way I would go. I had to transport a 2 year old I had sold that was just getting used to the trailer. I rode with her for the first few miles to see how she went. After I decided she wasnt going to kick my trailer apart I let her be. She was untied too.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 11:17 AM
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I don't tie in the trailer; we use a slant-load with a full door.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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we moved her in a stock trailer not tied and had no problem, she got in like a dream. I was SHOCKED!
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 08:09 PM
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Wonderful! I was hoping all would go well. Its always good to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
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