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Now that he's good at that, you take him by trailer. You open door and let him sniff it. Then you step back and face your horse. You lunge him left and right in front of trailer while he passes back and forth by opening.
After all this pointing and sending your horse now knows what you want. You have communicated to him when you point left that he is to move left and so on.
The next step is to face him to trailer. With his head facing into trailer and you standing on his left side you then send (point) him into trailer.
Some horses will simply jump right in trailer where others may take more work.
If your horse doesn't go in after pointing and coaxing then take him away from trailer and make him work. Now you want to convey idea that being in trailer means he can relax. Being outside trailer means he has to work hard. Eventually, he'll catch on.
Once you have him in trailer, pet him and let him relax. Talk to him. Let him know how good he did.
Obviously, getting a horse to load in a trailer isn't rocket science. But you can do it. It takes patience and work.
Andy Curry is a nationally known horse trainer and author of several best selling horse training and horse care books. For information visit his website at www.horsetrainingandtips.com. He is also the leading expert on Jesse Beery's horse training methods which can be seen at www.horsetrainingandtips.com/Jesse_Beerya.