• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Loading in a 4-horse

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Loading in a 4-horse

    I have a mare who was very difficult to load when we got her 2 years go, but with patient training, she now self-loads on my wide 2-horse ramp trailer. She will still give me trouble occasionally, but no freakouts, just 5 minutes of patient work and she will walk on.

    She's being sold, and is on trial now. The buyer tried to load her on a 4-horse trailer today, and could not do it easily and didn't want to start forcing/fighting her, which I am grateful for. So I may be going there tomorrow to show her my method, but I have never loaded a horse on a 4-horse.

    Does anyone here use self-loading techniques with a 4-horse. Can you tell me how you adapt it? I am used to tap-tap-tapping on the butt while keeping her head straight until she takes a step forward, and I never enter the trailer. Can't do this when she has to back into the stall... Please help.

  • #2
    Assuming it's a side load only, you have to walk the horse up the ramp, turn into the stall across from the one you want the horse in- then back the horse straight back into the stall he belongs in.

    Some 4-horse trailers have a back ramp as well, so the two horses in the back can load straight up like a 2-horse. Then the two in the front go up the side ramp, and back into the front two stalls.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by josierider View Post
      I have a mare who was very difficult to load when we got her 2 years go, but with patient training, she now self-loads on my wide 2-horse ramp trailer. She will still give me trouble occasionally, but no freakouts, just 5 minutes of patient work and she will walk on.

      She's being sold, and is on trial now. The buyer tried to load her on a 4-horse trailer today, and could not do it easily and didn't want to start forcing/fighting her, which I am grateful for. So I may be going there tomorrow to show her my method, but I have never loaded a horse on a 4-horse.

      Does anyone here use self-loading techniques with a 4-horse. Can you tell me how you adapt it? I am used to tap-tap-tapping on the butt while keeping her head straight until she takes a step forward, and I never enter the trailer. Can't do this when she has to back into the stall... Please help.

      there no difference- just do what you normally do

      god, when i have horses in and out that dont load i just be assertive iam not nasty but i just take them up and load them on i stand for no nonsense

      little tip never look at your horse when loading as it will stop dead and not go on

      alway lead under the chin and walk it on at the schoulder and talk to it, be assertive and firm the horse laods already now so shouldnt have a problem

      the only problem will if you think it wont load the hrose will pick up on that as a vibe from you in your sub concious you have tyold it not to load so it wont

      so dont think as objections- think positive be positive be confindent and the hrose will follow you as a leader

      Comment


      • #4
        I assume it's a side load then? You will just have to go into the trailer. Have somebody behind you with a crop if need be. I've found that horses actually load better on side loads than back loads. If it's 4 horse head to head, it should be roomy, so she shouldn't feel cramped. I am also very no nonsense about trailering. I lead them in, toss the rope over their back, close the divider, then go around and tie them. Mine have all learned this is how it works. More times than not, I'm by myself, and need to be able to onload, and offload by myself. I do have one mare who, for whatever reason, you must stand behind with a whip or carry a buggy whip if loading by yourself, for her to get it. She used to REALLY fight about loading, but now with some encouragement from behind is fine. I always try to keep them faced up to the trailer, and they are, of course, allowed to think and "sniff", but not to start using that as an excuse to not get on. Pausing is fine, but they need to keep thinking about the task at hand.. Not pausing and "ohhhh pretty sky..." LOL.

        I guess you could stand on the ramp and "point" her in then walk with her and position her in the trailer, might be more what she's used to. Once they start in, I really discourage them backing up. I like for them to get all the way in, then I will unload if I choose, and do it again.
        Making Your Ambitions a Reality at Secret Ambition Stables.
        Quality Welsh Ponies and Welsh Crosses bred for sport
        Facebook Page.
        Section A and Section B Welsh Ponies at stud

        Comment

        Working...
        X