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Featured Video: Backing Up the Horse Trailer

A herd of equine spectators gets a good laugh at a driver’s attempts to back a horse trailer.

By Leslie Potter | Monday, September 19, 2016

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The first time that I borrowed a truck and trailer to take my horse to a show, I had to back the trailer up to the barn by myself when I got back home. I did it perfectly. Maybe I’m an exceptionally skillful driver. Maybe it was beginner’s luck. But the thing that stands out to me is that there was literally no one present when I did it. No one to witness my trailer-backing prowess. Of course, if there had been anyone there watching, I probably would have royally messed it up under the pressure, like this guy in a commercial for Volkswagen’s Trailer Assist. At least the horses are getting their entertainment for the day.

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CeCe    Somewhere, GA

1/30/2017 3:57:08 AM

OMG this is hysterical!

Rob    Evansville, IN

11/6/2016 5:30:00 AM

Ha Ha HA, would love to see that guy driving my 18 wheeler! I'm with you horses!

k    Somewhere, GA

10/9/2016 5:41:31 AM

Nicker Nicker Snicker!!!!!!!!!!

Marion    Sussex, NJ

10/3/2016 5:34:52 AM

Okay, so now I'm looking for finer detail! First trailer was black with white top and a palomino in it, sure hope that horse didn't get thrown off balance the way he pulled away mad! Now comes the VW with a totally different trailer, all silver stream line, with a different driver! Okay done with being anal about the video!

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