Trailering

If you’ve spent much time at all around horses, you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few different types of halters. Some are plain, some are elaborate, and others have special functions. Here, we’ll take a peek at different types of horse halters and spend a little time talking about how they are used. Cheap Polypropylene (Poly) Halters Poly halters are inexpensive, but they are weak, particularly when they’re made with cheap hardware. If you need a halter for your calm, well-trained horse to wear during grooming, bathing, and tacking up, a poly halter will save you some money...
It's important to choose horse halters based on function as well as looks
When a horse has a problem with backing out of a trailer most owners will assume that the horse is scared of backing out the trailer. Issues such as not backing out,or backing out too quickly are actually issues that stem from not being taught to load properly in the first place. The bottom line is that neither of these types of horses are truly comfortable on the trailer. Horses that are afraid of being on a trailer will either lock up and not move, or they will panic and come crashing out anyway possible. The only answer to either of these scenarios is to teach your horse not to dread being...
  We all know someone who’s been there, or we’ve been there ourselves. We’ve got a horse that doesn’t want to load, but we usually manage to get them in the trailer somehow. It’s not exactly pretty, but we manage to get the job done. We spend weeks, maybe even months getting ready for an event. The day of the show arrives and the horse won’t load regardless of what we try. It’s at that moment that most owners start searching for answers and looking for what they and their horse might be missing. That’s when the quest for knowledge begins.The problem isn’t a trailer issue, it’s a foundation...