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Posted 7/2/2015 7:04:46 PM

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Jackie is now absolutely refusing to go into trailers. Any trailer whether big, small, step up, ramp, single, double+. We were at 4-h last night till 11:30pm trying to get her loaded. She loaded perfectly to go, but on the way there she started kicking, we pulled over but she seemed fine. When we got there though her leg was cut a little, and she was sweaty, but very calm and rode perfectly. It was her first trailer trip without Medallion since we sold him a couple weeks ago but she seemed pretty over it and wouldn't go in even when we put another horse in. Today I was trying to load her again....for 8 nowhere. Food of any type doesn't help. Thoughts?

~Jackie & Medallion~
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Google clinton anderson trailer loading. I've had success with that multiple times.
Basically make the wrong thing hard and the right thing easy. So on this situation, the wrong thing is not getting in the trailer and the right thing is getting in the trailer.
So when she is outside the trailer make her work. Lunge at trot and canter, change directions, ask her to disengage, back up, etc. When she begins to pay attention and/or looking to stop, let her stop either on the ramp of the trailer or right in front of the trailer. Soon she'll learn that the trailer is better because she doesn't have to work. Keep doing that in little steps, and she'll eventually go in and want to stay in so she doesn't have to work.
Goodluck :)

Though she be but little, she is fierce

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