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:
So, we've got the front foot loaded and unloaded 200 times. Next, with that first foot up on the trailer, keep tapping and ask for more. Ask for that second foot to step up. Until now you've quit tapping when one foot was placed onto the trailer, now you'll keep tapping until he gets the idea that you're looking for more. Load both the front feet 200 times. Tap, load both feet, pause and pet, back the horse with light pressure on the lead rope. Remember, in all phases, don't quit tapping until you get something approaching what you had in mind. Quit tapping at the wrong time and you'll teach the horse that whatever he was doing at that moment is what you wanted – so be careful.
Build on your progress and begin asking for the third foot. I find that most horses at about this point really start thinking "How 'bout I just get on the trailer already?" Load that third foot, each time pausing and petting before backing him back off (practicing your "unloading") 100 times.