Unfortunately, after an unexpected decision and situation, in approximately 2.5 months, I'll be moving. The "unfortunately" part comes to my new yearling, April. This means that in two months, I'll have to halter train her, socialize her, and trailer train her, all while pulling her away from her mother. I see separation anxiety issues coming in here to make things difficult, but that's not why I made this thread.
The trip is 106 miles long, moving from Oklahoma to Missouri. With me never having trailer trained a horse myself, I have watched and helped with it a couple times before. (A few times just watching.) It seems like a trick if you have a really jumpy horse. I'd use her mother to help me out, but her mother is due any day, and I doubt she'd want anything to do with April once this new foal comes.
I was hoping someone could give me a quick, yet easy-on-horse way to train April to walk into a trailer. I'm not sure what type of trailer I'll be using, but if we were to use a metal trailer, would hay be fine as a cushion?
Any simple advice would be great. I'll have Roger (who has experience) helping me, but I wouldn't mind having input of my own, too.