Based on the number of enquires we receive, it appears that float loading or trailer loading, is the most prevalent equine problem.

The good news, is that your horse can be trained to walk on the float calmly, responsively and safely, without causing you anxiety.

Look at the progress of these horses

From rude and dangerous

'Che'
float loading

'Bella'float loading problems

'Jelly Bean'solve horse loading problems

to polite

trailer training

Norm Glenn Horsemanship
Float Loading DVD
and cooperative

Trailer Loading Problems Solved

About Australia Horsemanship
Natural Horsemanship

These horses were each retrained within 3 hours and
you can see the full training sessions on the new 3 X dvd see below

Now available

Horse Float and Horse Trailer Loading Training DVD Series

3 dvd's in one set
see 3 problem horses fully re-trained from start to finish

Have a look at this video clip from our horse loading DVD.
Two paddock mates were trained, one of which was a compulsive rearer whenever he neared the float.
All ended well and luckily not all horses are this resistant.

horse loading training for horse floats and horse trailers

Also click here for the preview of our horse loading dvd series

If you read some of the client experiences, you will see that there have been some extreme cases of horses and owners having touble, which have been turned around to create a cooperative and polite attitude from the horse and confidence for the handler.

Here are more stories dedicated to women who have
used the horse loading DVD set to retrain their horses

View the 3 part intro below (These are not a part of the DVD series)

 

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Trailer / Float Loading a Horse

Part 1 = 4:41 mins

Norm briefly discusses aspects of horse float loading safety, equipment and float design.

 

Part 2 = 5:39 mins

Norm shows how one person can load two horses easily from outside of the float. Even without a centre divider or breech gates/chains, providing the horse is trained sufficiently.

Watch the horses walk on and stand calmly while the tailgate is closed.

 

Part 3 = 2:22 mins

Norm loads one young, inexperienced horse, while it is distracted by its paddock mates.

The critical aspect of the above video's is safety and training. Both are required to achieve a calm and efficient result as demonstrated. If attempting the above system without coaching, make sure that you keep yourself safe.

 

Below are some pictures of how easy float loading can be, once comprehensively trained for good and safe floating. Note that the ramp floor is supposedly non-slip. However, it is not a true non-slip horse float ramp. Once this ramp gets wet or poopy, horses will slip. Once you have looked at this page, be sure to look at the matting information detailed at the bottom of the page.

Norm Glenn Float Training

Float Loading Training

Float Problems Solved

Horsemanship with Norm Glenn

Trailering Horse Training

Bliss!

Below is a clients horse who was extremely difficult to load.

This powerful Clydesdale Cross was an expert at using its strength against the handler.

However, after some discussion with Norm, the horse learned to get on board politely.

Look at the following series of pics -

At the start, the horse will not go near the float. The horse had a habit of turning around to run off. Keeping control of the head is vital to the handlers' safety and changing the horses' attitude.

Float loading problems

Below, note the tension spring of the ramp is set too strong, which keeps the ramp hovering above the ground. This does not help but the horse learns to cope easily. The whip effect in the rope is caused by the horse refusing to go forward and tossing his head. He is so powerful that any movement has significant 'feel' to it.

Horse Problems Solved

After an hour or so, we progress to quietly walking onto the float. We start with the horse relaxed, standing away from the float. Then ask the horse to walk around and onto the float, without the handler moving towards the horse or ramp.

Horse Training

notice the distance that Norm is standing from the horse and ramp

Norm Glenn Horse Training

the horse is now cooperating and Norm gently controls the horses' head as it nears the ramp

Float Loading with Norm Glenn

even the mare in the backgound above is impressed

Norm likes to have all horses at this level of softness.

Remember to view our horse float and horse trailer loading - training series in 3 dvd's

Check out these horse float loading information pages: -

Safety design for horse floats

Non-slip ramp for horse floats

Rules for safe handling when float loading and unloading

 

Make sure you see the smartest way to tie up in the float

the safe clip

Remember to see the DVD info

horse float loading DVD

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