3 Common Mistakes When it Comes to Float or Trailer Loading
Common Mistake No. 2: The thought that so long as the horse has learned how to float or trailer load, it will be willing to load using any float/trailer.
This is simply not true at all and in fact, they get used to a certain trailer with specific form & attributes and they may not be comfortable loading in other trailers. It is possible that a horse that loads very well and without hassle in one trailer will refuse to load using another trailer. They need to be trained and get accustomed first to the new trailer in order to do trailer without a hassle. This is because each float or trailer is different with varied features and form and this is something that you should be aware of.
Refusal of a horse to load when using another float/trailer is a common reason for a person to get upset and to most probably physically try and manhandle the horse into the float/trailer. This should be avoided because the horse can become impossible to load in the long run.
The only solution to this is for you to not expect all the time that your horse will load when presented with a new float/trailer. Be patient with your horse. Set about helping him get accustomed to the new float/trailer. This may take a few hours or even days for him to accept it, give him the time and take the time it takes as it will then take no time at all.
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