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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:
Teach Your Horse to Load Using a Roundpen
Here's an alternate method to get your horse into the trailer the first time. You'll see that it has close ties to the "B" method we went over earlier, the one where you motivated your horse to enter the trailer by keeping him working, allowing him to rest only in the trailer. You will need a round pen for this work.
Back your trailer up against your round pen. Take two of the panels and dislodge them from each other, attaching them to either side of your trailer. The open entrance to the trailer will now stand where one of the panels stood. That is, if you were standing in the round pen you'd be able to walk directly into the back of the trailer. (Look at the "Q" on your computer's keyboard; you'll have that shape.) Make sure that the door to your trailer is folded back, outside of the roundpen, with nothing to block the horse from running around the roundpen.