So, today is the day that I was suppose to move my 16yr old TB. He has been at this barn for 12yrs and he hasn't been on a trailer in 9yrs.
We started to trying to load him at 10:30am.. The trailer that I am using is big enough for 2 TB. At first, we loaded on a horse that he was going to be moving with. It was a 20yr old Mustang. But my TB Jazz didn't wanna go on. So we ended up taking out the Mustang hoping Jazz would walk in by himself. It didn't work...
So we ended up trying to get him on for over 3hours. He would place his two front hooves on the trailer ramp, then back away. We eventually got all four on, but then he would pull and put all his weight back on his two back hooves. With that said, we ended up going for a run to Tractor Supply to pick up some VitaCalm. The Tractor Supply didn't have VitaCalm so we ended up getting an oral paste called Quietex. They say that's suppose to work well but it didn't for Jazz.
Once Jazz gets IN the trailer, he shys away. And I think he freaks out so much is because he use to be stall beaten with a piece of wood.
We also tried coaxing him in with hay, grain, AND treats. NOTHING worked. At 6pm I ended up ending the battle between Jazz and I. I'm just so stumped and don't know what to do.. (And towards the end of this day he began having a temper tantrum and charging at everything. He charged at me, and horses.)
I will take ANNNY advice. Please, and thank you!