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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:
You'll start to notice a pattern: Every time your horse correctly moves to the left, he'll first shift his weight to the right. See if you can't release there, when he shifts. Releasing your pressure closer to when the horse "thinks" the correct answer like this will accelerate your training. Always be on the lookout for such clues.
So, the process is this: Take the lead in the left hand, stare at the hip as if to say "move to the left," kiss, twirl with the right hand, twirl faster/nearer, smack if you have to. (Make sure there's a horse there or things could get embarrassing.) Resist the temptation to pull the horse's head toward you, forcing the hips away – we want the horse to figure this out for himself. Regarding motivation, most horses do not have to get thumped more than once or twice – and again, it doesn't hurt, it just applies shock and awe. Be quick on your release and with your praise and soon your horse will be moving his hips when you just "think it." You should move from the left of the horse to the right, repeating the same sequence in order to gain control over both sides of the horse. You want to build a horse that will move it's rear end away without having to touch him.