Refusing to load into trailer
I've been working with my 5 year old mare on loading into the trailer for a while. Over the course of 3 weeks we finally got her to the point we thought she was ready to go for a small 'ride' in the trailer with our other horse. We only went about half a mile down the road (going slow) before turning around and coming back.
She was sweating and looked very upset when we let her out and now she will not load again. She want's to but as soon as she things you're going to try and pull on the lead rope a little,she'll back off and we have to start all over.
Do you think we went to fast with her? If so, how do we get her to like hte trailer again?
Side Notes** she'll walk right up to in-and leans in when we show her grain but she won't step up into the trailer itself.
"Even the greenest horse has something to teach the greatest rider."-Anonymous