My paint gelding has not left my house since I got him over a year ago! I have tried everything to get him in it. I have fed him in it (he panicked and choked once, so we won't do that again), put a rope around his butt (that ended badly lol), literally everything in the book. I have been working with him and he will get in, but after about 10 seconds its just to much and he backs out very fast. I have also been getting to realize outside of the trailer he has to work, inside he gets petted on and gets treats.
He is supposed to be my drill horse, and drill starts up in the next couple weeks. I can ride my older mare at the first couple practices, but I really need him to be there so he can get aquainted with the other horses and the feeling of an arena. I would rather not have to ride my poor old mare all year in drill again!
Should I have someone shut the door before he backs out? Would he probably panick really bad? I really need help!