I didn't see any of this until just now, sorry. But anyways, this weekend-
We started with the trailer. She did really well. What we did is we led her up to the trailer, I stepped in, and then put a little pressure on her to check out the trailer. When she stuck her head in, she got a treat(mini carrots) and we stretched her neck farther and farther, and she didn't get the treat unless she took it off the floor. We haven't got her to put a foot up yet. She's not sure, but she's interested. If she decided she had had enough for a bit, we backed her away, let her take it in, then did a bit of lunging, then re-approached the trailer. She's not scared of the trailer, but putting her feet up are going to a major thing(for obvious reasons, of course)
We also took her on a walk. I led the way with Millie, and her owner came behind with her. We walked down the road, across a ditch, into the woods, rode the trail, came back. We saw 3 cars. The first one she sidestepped a bit and looked. The other times she stood calmly. She never spooked, and was relaxed. She was looking around, I think she enjoyed it. Millie fell asleep practically. (All this time we led them, no tack, just halters/leadropes)
And we can put a saddle on her. She doesn't care about the saddle. The only we ever have trouble with is leg pressure on her, but we work on it from the ground.
” You know you’re a horse person when you walk past someone and instead of saying ‘excuse me’ you poke them in the ribs and say ‘over’ “