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.
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An excerpt from Trailer Training: An Easy guide to the Proven Methods of John Lyons:
You'll find that your pattern naturally drifts as you practice – and that you can move him a step or two closer to the trailer. Move the horse in an out of his "comfort zone" more and more, easing him ever closer to the trailer. Don't force things. Many times, forcing the horse is how they got "bad" in the first place. It takes time to un-do that fear and being patient will actually make this go faster. Depending on how much your horse hates the trailer, this could take some time.
Your horse won't forget the evil trailer as you move him about; he'll realize that doing two things, keeping an eye on it and doing your bidding, is too much work. He'll begin to pay you more attention, and you'll get closer to the trailer. Keep gaining ground and keep things moving. Every five, ten or fifteen minutes, allow the horse to rest – but only when he's nearer the trailer than he wanted to be before. He rests near the trailer, he works when away from the trailer. Motivate him to want to be nearer the trailer. Should he begin dancing about while standing ("resting"), put him back to work for 10 minutes and then see if he's ready to stand like a gentleman.