A word of caution.
Never let your attention span down when loading animals. Last July I was loading my Brangus bull to take to the vet. He had a piece of electric fence wrapped around his hind leg and it was infected. This bull was very gentle and I've never had problems working him. I ran him down the chute and even knowing better I followed him with a hot shot in hand. When he jumped in the trailer, he decided he didn't want in there and turned and came back to meet me head on in the chute. The hot shot would not convince him to back up and finally I jumped up on the pipe fence. Can't climb fast because of two artificial knees. He darted behind me and stopped like a cork in a bottle. We both did not fit the width of the chute. He dug in like a QB and pushed thru rolling me on the pipe. Wound up with a broken rt leg and two crushed calves. This has been a long year recovering at my age (73). I am very fortunate to be able to relate this incident, because if I was not able to jump up on the bars my pelvis and innards would have been crushed. I cannot even describe how fast this happened. Your life does flash before you. Luckily, I had my grandson with me to get me out of the chute.
I shipped the bull soon after and was surprised that he weighed 1950#.
My point is after all these years handling cattle, I made a simple mistake that I'm sure many of you have made and it be nice near killed me. THINK before you act.
"A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years. A bad climbing rope will last you a lifetime."