Encountering a horse that refuses to enter the trailer can be incredibly frustrating, especially when time is of the essence. In this article, we'll explore simple yet effective techniques to address trailer loading challenges, offering solutions that can make the process smoother and more enjoyable for both you and your equine companion.
Dealing with a reluctant horse requires patience and dedication. Nothing is more frustrating than when you are in a hurry to leave and your horse will not load. Pick a day to work on this issue when you have plenty of time to work through this and end on a good note.
Understanding why your horse resists the trailer is the first step toward a solution. Start by walking your horse up to the trailer until you find his first refusal, look down where his front feet are and draw a line on the ground with your toe. Then back him up twenty or thirty feet and make a second approach. If he gets closer its fear.
A fearful horse builds confidence...