Teaching A Horse To Park Out

Horse trailer parking refers to the process of backing trailers into a parking spot (like you would a car) instead of hooking them up to a hitch and backing up to load. Trailers are often longer than most parking spots, so fitting them in with standard technique requires significant maneuvering and can cause problems for truck drivers, other vehicles, or the trailer itself.

Tying a horse to a hitching post can be a challenge, especially if it’s a new experience for them and they’re not used to being tied. If you’ve ever owned or worked with a horse before, you know that training and experience play an important role in taking the time to learn how to tie a horse and making this process easier overall.

When teaching a horse to park out, there are a few things you’ll need to know. First and foremost, you need to understand that the term “parking” refers to a horse’s ability to stand still in one place. Parking also means that the horse can hold its position while being ridden or led around by another person.

As with any training or exercise, it’s important not to rush through the process. The more patience you have with your horse and their training, the better their performance will be!

The first step is to teach your horse how to stand still without moving at all. This may seem like an easy task for most horses since they’ve been standing still since birth, but it’s important that they learn how to do this with ease so they don’t become disoriented when they’re asked to stop suddenly during other exercises later on down the line.

Start off by leading your horse around in circles until they get bored (or tired), then ask them to stop suddenly by pulling back on the reins or pressing gently against their neck until they comply with this request from their owner/trainer/rider/rider-trainer hybrid person who has been guiding them throughout this entire process up until now (because we all know that

When teaching a horse to park out, the first step is to teach them to lower their head.

When you’re riding, ask them to lower their head by pulling on the rein and saying “whoa.” Then give them time to lower their head before asking for more movement. Once they have lowered their heads, then you can ask for a sidepass or any other movement.

You can also teach your horse to park out by using a snaffle bit with an overcheck rein attached. This will make it easier for the horse to lower its head because it will not be able to raise its head up high enough for you to pull on the overcheck rein.

Teaching A Horse To Park Out

key components for this prep work for the mounting block include:

  • Halt/Back
  • Go
  • Yield haunches
    • Turn on forehand
    • Side pass
  • Ground tie

Please keep in mind that there are several mistakes by both Moon AND ME in the video, but I don’t edit those out because I think it’s important for everyone to see that perfection is the enemy of good. The key to training a horse is to remain patient, go slowly and celebrate the small successes. It’s also important to acknowledge when you have advanced too quickly or stacked too many requests on at once. Give your horse mental and physical breaks and don’t nag and get caught up in the details. If you do mess up, just know that you’re not the only one out there who isn’t perfect 🙂

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