Jacksmama- yep.. before each show, we buy a family pack of oats and honey bars... Doesn't work.
Saddlebredgrl- Thanks! I will try that for sure.
Kchfuller- Tried that... after a lot of asking, I increase the pressure / demand and he rears up :/ Last time he flipped backwards... He's far too expensive to have broken :/ it is a slant load, and if I just stay calm and just walk in, he will walk up halfway, then do that super fast reining back up... Even with a buttrope.
Scoutrider- that worked once... The second approach at it, after going back, and he would get more stubborn about backing, then I couldn't get him further, so we were just gaining distance each time. Then I would back him more, and further problems...
Justkeepriding- He won't get bored, we spent three hours with me leaned against the trailer, light light pressure on his nose, and not even a flick of the ear for 2 1/2 hours, then he took a step forward. We did spend almost literally all day trying it the calm way.. But I will have to start incorporating the trailer into daily works.
Bandera- I see where you are coming from, and that would work... Really well!! IF... He didn't rear and flip over backwards at poll pressure :/ But, I haven't tried 'le ol' annoying fly trick yet... That I will do tomorrow :)