Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton
I personally like the exercise of putting one foot on the trailer, then same foot out.
Two feet in two feet out ect.
That is how I rectified my problem and it worked great and still works great.
Agree, this is how we're teaching my yearling. She gets one foot on, we praise, then make her back out. Then two feet on, praise, then make her back out. That way she gets super confident with the front feet backing out. Then we put her all the way in, and teach her the word "step". So when she gets close to where she has to drop her hind foot out of the trailer, we say "STEP, STEP" so that she searches with that foot.
Also combined with a lot of backing practice at home, backing through poles, backing into fences. And, believe it or not, squaring up lessons. I can control each foot at a time, and where they are supposed to step. So we go one step back at a time, and I can adjust how far each foot steps.
And practice. :P