I have a 1 year old filly (just turned one yesterday) named Twista and we are just not having any luck with getting her into the trailer.
We loaded her once as a 6 month old, and even at that time she was a bit difficult but because of the conditions I was not able to practice with her. We tried loading her another time so that she could go to the fair, she started throwing herself against the door, side of the trailer, rearing, etc...
I tried working with her another day, I watched her more intently to see what was troubleing her. It just seems to be the step up into the trailer. We have a 16' stock trailer that is 6'5 tall with thick matting in it.
I have tried loading another horse, putting hay/grain up front, leaving it out in the pasture with food in it, using a butt rope, using a whip, etc...
A trainer is going to come help me this week, and see if we can maybe get her loaded.
I'm wondering if I could make a ramp? If I bought heavy duty plywood and reinforced it with 2 X 4's? Backing up to a ditch/hill isn't an option.
She will prance around on the edge just like she wants to get in, but just can't.