I'm not sure where this should go, I debated training but I'll put it here instead.
Today we took my gelding for a ride to the park (to use the arena and get him used to it, there's a show coming up next Sunday) and lets just say it wasn't a smooth ride. We ended up having to bribe him in with grain (only his third time in a trailer, he's new to this) and then all went well for that trip, but when we unloaded he slipped on the ramp and almost fell... he's 16 hh, not huge but A LOT bigger than my 5'0 self and that was a bit frightening... the worst came when we finally got home. I opened the side door to untie him and step in so that I could back him out, but before we could get the back ramp open he was trying to get out the side door. He was very determined to get back to the field, and me and my mum ended up using all of out weight to try and keep him in until my dad could come and help us... he ended up throwing me off the step of the side of the trailer (like I said 5 feet tall, not tall enough to reach easily from the ground) and I'm a wee bit sore from that... but it's sort of hit me now... if we hadn't gotten him out of that position (and it took a good 10/15 minutes to do so) he could have broken both his front legs not to mention his face and ME... we ended up taking out the divider and forcing him back through the OTHER door of the 2 horse straight hall.
Any tips would be appreciated! It was a terrifying, not to mention dangerous, situation... and we have to go back to the park twice next week. HELP!!