3 Common Mistakes When it Comes to Float or Trailer Loading
Common Mistake No. 3: Attempting to teach the horse to load when it doesn’t have solid ground skills yet.
If you wish to teach your horse to load, you need to make sure that he has been trained with the ground skills required for a horse to load. You should never expect the horse to know these skills already and you need to be willing to spend the time it takes to teach your horse the steps of enabling him to gain confidence in preparation for a successful outcome of float/trailer loading . People make the wrong assumptions that every horse is already halter broke but this isn’t true and they need to get the appropriate horsemanship training for this. A horse that is halter broke is easy to lead, easy to catch, easy to be haltered and also ties up sufficiently. He also needs to be able to move laterally on the ground with ease. Furthermore, you shouldn’t have a hard time sending him off away from you. Therefore, the handler should spend a great deal of time and effort when it comes to training your horse how to move on the ground.
Do you want to read more about it? Click here to download our FREE eMagazine and get the whole article!