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Divider gave way - horse backed off trailer?

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Last weekend my friend and I trailered to a horse show about an hour away. Her trailer is a 3 horse slant load and is in good condition. She brought two of her horses, and I brought my singular horse. We loaded my horse up first and secured him in the last slot of the trailer. He was tied and the divider was shut. My friend then began trying to load her horse, and he was giving her trouble: he did not want to get in, would walk a few steps in but then back out, and it had been about fifteen minutes of trying to load her horse when my horse began to get impatient in the trailer. He began pawing and striking at the walls of the trailer. I was standing next to his window on the outside of the trailer, and from where I was standing, I saw his divider swing open and he began to try and back out of the trailer. He pulled back and our break-away trailer tie gave way (thank god for those ties!) and he backed himself right out of the trailer. It was obviously not a safe situation. After this happened, we decided to put my fruendís horse that was being difficult into the last slot of the trailer instead of my horse. Eventually, my friendís horse loaded nicely onto the trailer, and I then loaded my horse back up onto the trailer in the middle slot (he did not try any antics inside the trailer this time around.) We then loaded up my friendís third horse and we were on our way.

I should mention that my horse is a notorious leaner. He LOVES to lean on the dividers of trailers, but itís never caused a problem before this incident. Has anyone else ever actually had a horse lean so hard on a divider that the divider gives way?? My friendís dad is going to have a look at the latch on the divider and make sure itís not malfunctioning, but we checked and the latch was in good working order before we put our horses on the trailer. Thankfully, due to the break away trailer tie, my horse wasnít traumatized after the incident, and loaded back up and backed off nicely after his little escapade. I guess Iím just trying to understand how it happened and possibly aiming for some reassurance here - was it just a freak thing? Has anyone ever had this happen before? Oh the joys of trailering horses.
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