I usually not always but sometimes have to lunge her OUT side the trailer so she realizes being in the trailer is nice. But when she decides she wants out she wants OUT. When we were practicing loading. I lunge her and work her outside the trailer making the inside seem really nice and a place to rest. Once she was in she'd be fine I'd feed her, her treat so she'd know this place is a good place. After I fed her, her treat she figured "OH time to back out!" We had an issue with this for a little over 2 days. I finally got her to realize each time she backs out she gets worked extra hard and she'd wanna stay in. But she wouldn't stay in if I backed out of the trailer.
I got her to where I could get out stand at the back and she'd stay in. We started shutting the door ect. And she went nuts. Laid against the door pushed and pushed and pushed obviously the door wasn't going to pop open and she popped the middle bar out of the trailer once she did that she quit after me saying "HO HO!! Calm down!!" for 15 seconds. After that freak out moment I've been kinda cautious in putting her in the trailer.
With my other horse in there she still kinda flips out. Neighs stomps the ground keeps stomping and stomping. Even when we're on the road you can hear her stomping when we stop.
On June 2 we had a barrel race to go to. We ended up loading her first as my other still had issues loading(doesn't now) and we got her in there. Didn't tie her yet. She neigh stomped. Pulled back fell down, some how flipped herself around and got out. Mind you this is a 2 horse trailer so its beyond be how she didn't get stuck or hurt. After she got out she took off down the road.
Wasn't about being with another horse. She. Just. Wanted, out.
I need tips on how to get her to except the trailer. Food doesn't work, petting and loving doesn't work. She just does not like the trailer. She'll load fine but if no one is in there with her she flips out. We are painting the inside of it white to make it look bigger and not so cramped. Any advice?