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How to Train Your Horse To Trailer Load
If you're having trouble loading your horse, I strongly suggest the investment of $4.99 in my trailer-training course.
- Download and print from your home computer
- 5 days, 5 chapters
- Learn at your own pace
An excerpt from Trailer Training: An Easy guide to the Proven Methods of John Lyons:
What Ifs, Dos and Don'ts, Notes on Tying
While every horse, owner, and situation are different, certain issues crop up time and time again. This segment offers tips on what to do when your horse throws you a curve. I've also included some suggestions with regards to tying, horses that get frantic when the trailer moves and a few things "not to forget" when hauling state-to-state.
The Horse Backs Up as You Approach the Trailer
This should be expected at some point. The horse can only go six directions and he's certain to try "back" if he doesn't want to load or is frightened by the sight of an open trailer. Don't try to pull him forward, just move with the horse and keep tapping. You might try tapping harder and faster as he gets farther away – like a Geiger counter – but remember that at some point you'll have to level off the intensity because you want to irritate to motivate – not cause pain. The logic is this: If you're whacking at 4 lbs at 20 feet – what will you progress to by 200 feet? Don't even go there. If you keep moving with him and tapping, he'll find that backing is a waste of time. Also try: Practice your ground training as described during Days One and Two. That'll apply motivation and make him see that it's easier to do your bidding than to keep worrying about both you and the trailer.