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  1. Horse Training
    Howdy folks. This is long-winded, but I'm hoping to get some story-times from experienced horse owners to give me perspective on my problem. I'm going to put all the cards on the table: green 4 year old Thoroughbred mare that's unlearning bad habits (a la moi), 20 year old """trainer""" (a la...
  2. Horse Health
    Hello everyone! I am going to soon buy a young horse, and plan to go look at it very soon. Here's the problem; The place I am getting the horse from is about 10 degrees warmer, not including wind chill, than it is here. It has been a long cold snap for us, and it gets down to 10 degrees with...
  3. Horse Talk
    I also posted this on Reddit to no avail, but I'm in a sticky situation. I have an old running quarter that has lived in a pasture on my Dad's property for 20 years besides trail riding a few times a month. He is a bit of a spooky horse - constantly worried due to some things that happened...
  4. Horse Training
    Hi all! Would love to hear some suggestions, as I've exhausted a lot of my knowledge and resources. ............ Problem: A horse who has trailered before, now once she's half on rears backward violently and hits her head on the top edge of the door. She's done it twice now severely, once...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi everyone! I have read conflicting remarks on the use of shipping boots. I usually don't use leg protection in the trailer simply because I'm usually hauling one horse and I have never hauled over 3 hours. However, I am preparing for an 8 hour trip in the cold winter weather. I want to make...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi, My family will be moving from PA to TN. It's about 9 hrs regular driving time. We are taking our 30 year old gelding (31 in May), he doesn't have arthritis and is strong for his age. If he wasn't in good health we wouldn't even think about moving him that far. He does require mash due to...
  7. Horse Health
    I recently started treating my horse for ulcers. Before she started showing symptoms I was planning to trailering her to the tack shop Saturday to try on saddles. I know ulcers are caused from stress among other things and trailering can be quite stressful on a horse. She will be about a...
  8. Barrel Racing
    So I have been running barrels competitively for around 3 years now but now I am advancing and going to bigger and further away barrel races and rodeos. My horses all trailer and haul fine but the longest they have been in one is like 2 and a half-3 hours. I have a 4 horse Featherlite and my...
  9. Horse Training
    So I need some trailering advice for my mare. She acts as if the trailer is to short for her. We know it's not bc we have gotten her in a couple time but if there is no food she won't go and even if there is its a struggle she stretches as far as she can with her front feet in the trailer, to...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I have a 7 year old Clyde TB cross who will not back out of the trailer. We have tried for HOURS at a time, and we have literally tried EVERYTHING I can think of, and everything I can pull up on the internet. He is a fairly big guy at 17.2hh, so that also adds more challenge as he...
  11. Horse Trailers
    We have two pony mares and foals that we are needed in transport to another pasture 40 minutes away from their current pasture. The mares are both quiet and have been in the tralier a lot. The foals are almost 2 months old and partially halter broke. What is the best way to trailer with both...
  12. Horse Training
    When my partner M and I were first talking about purchasing our new horse Dubbin, one of the things that was mentioned to us was his aversion to horse trailers (or "floats", as they're referred to hereabouts). Apparently someone had been about to buy him a little while before, but that purchase...
  13. Horse Health
    I hope this is the appropriate place to post this. My mare has issues getting out of a trailer. We have a wood floor but there is no snow/ice and I have it heavily bedded down with hay and I bought a temporary rubber mat that I could put down until we re-do the floor in the spring. But when...
  14. Horse Trailers
    Is it safer/better to tie a horse in a trailer or leave them loose? I'd like to let people share their opinions on this matter. But please keep it civil and positive, lol (I've seen a lot of discussions like this get very heated very fast, especially relating to horse safety :wink:). When...
  15. Horses for Sale
    I am looking for any referrals of companies that will transport a horse from Illinois to California. I prefer experienced and professional shipping agents that will take good care of my horse. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Thanks!
  16. Horse Training
    So my mare has been trailered before, and the person who trailered her said they "had no problem at all" She won't even walk past a trailer! She's terrified. Some of the stalls at my barn have wooden floors and the horses have to step up into them, my mare has a ground floor. My friend's horse...
  17. Horse Trailers
    UGH! I have 2 horses and recently purchased a Featherlite straight load aluminum trailer. My previous trailer was a slant load. One of my horses has adjusted with no problems- standing solid. My other horse falls down with every turn and stop. His legs are wrapped well as to keep him safe, but...
  18. Horse Training
    When i got my mare "Bug" last year she loaded just fine. Never fought me to get in. Then she started resisting a little bit earlier this year. Now she won't even go near the back of the trailer. I spent 2 hours today trying to get her in. She also won't load unless i walk in with her. The only...
  19. Horse Training
    This is a Video we sell to help folks learn to load their own horse. Trailer loading is less about the trailer and everything about Leadership.
  20. Horse Training
    I bought a horse that would load into any trailer and now it takes us 40 minutes to load him. What should we do?:-(
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