She won't even walk past a trailer! She's terrified.
Some of the stalls at my barn have wooden floors and the horses have to step up into them, my mare has a ground floor.
My friend's horse is lame for some odd reason and was in his stall(he has a wooden floor) the two stalls next to his are wooden so my friend thought I should put my horse in the stall next to her's so we could chat while grooming them.
WELL. Alibi didn't like that idea. I had the chain shank on her and she was rearing like crazy. I kept fighting her gently. The chain shank is so that she doesn't take off. She likes to do that when she doesn't want to do something. After about 10 minutes I got her in and gave her some grain and treats and looks of praise.
I took her out 20 minutes later and did it again, this time she walked right in.
She jumps out of the stall though.
I think I'll keep this up until she's more comfortable going in and out, then work on backing her out, THEN move to the trailer.
Do you guys think this will help? Everything is a battle of the wills with her.
Any tips on getting them in? I've heard of sending them while using the trailer as the wall. My horse can change direction on the lunge fairly well, but how do I turn it into sending? Anyone know?