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27th Oct 2002, 07:24 PM
I have tried to buy the Easy Loader without success for months now. A friend swore by it for loading difficult horses so I was anxious to get it, having two difficult horses.
My friend decided I had waited long enough and made one herself out of an old lunge line. Result?? I saved about twenty pounds and it does work!!! We added a breast strap as well to make sure it didn't slip back so think it is actually better than The Easy Loader!! Highly recommended!!:D
8th Nov 2002, 11:17 PM
I've never heard of an Easy Loader. What is it?
9th Nov 2002, 09:13 AM
Have you ever tried to load a horse with lunge lines? It's a similar thing only it's tidier and one person can do it. The first strap goes round the horses bottom just under his tail or lower and the two ends meet at the front, which you can hold in one hand. To prevent the strap falling down to his feet there are two other straps across his back holding it on. It means you can pull from the front without worrying about lines all over the place and catching on his feet and yours. The one we made has a breast strap as well which just makes it that bit tidier. You can put it on long before you reach the trailer, I've used it myself and it did work. Fingers crossed.
If a horse tends to rear you can put the two front ends through his head collar or bit to give a bit more control.
It's really very simple but effective and as I said my horses are not easy to load..........to say the least!!
Trudy van Rijn
9th Nov 2002, 08:33 PM
Can you explain how you have made it? I am very interested as my horse does not load either.
10th Nov 2002, 05:04 PM
Think about a big U shape, now draw straight lines across the two sides. My friend sewed it all up in a matter of ten minutes, it really is so simple. The main piece is a normal lunge line length and the two bits across the back are about three feet. Once they are loaded, you just slide the whole lot off over their bum. Is this any help to you? If not I will ask my hubby if he can put a drawing on for you as he is the computer expert. The breast strap isn't essential, we just had an extra bit of line.
10th Nov 2002, 05:09 PM
We walked all my horses through and no problems apart from the youingest one who hesitated for a second, but once they feel the line pull tight on their bum they move forward. I kept thinking it was a fluke I was so pleased.:D :D
Trudy van Rijn
10th Nov 2002, 10:36 PM
I think I've got the idea. I'll have a go. If I get stuck I'll come back to you.
10th Nov 2002, 11:39 PM
I'll have to make one for myself. Thanks for that.
28th Nov 2002, 07:57 PM
I'm interested to know if you were successful, I keep thinking that any minute I'm going to be proved wrong, but my horses are still loading well with this contraption, thank goodness.!!:D :D
We ended up taking the breast strap off as it really wasn't necessary.
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