We have a 6 almost 7 month old filly. I was just wondering when I should teach her to load in the trailer. She is halter broken and leads and is pretty good at being tied. We have a new 4 horse trailer and I put her mama in it just to see if she might follow. She wanted to but didn't understand how to step up(she is also a pony and where she has to step up comes up to her knees). She got near and sniffed and got right to the edge but wouldnt step up. I didn't try to force her I knew that would end badly.
We don't have anywhere to go so it isn't imparative I teach her now (although I would love to save $50 on a ranch call from the vet LOL) I just don't really know when or where to start. We have been learning everything as we go since she was a surprise baby and have never trained a foal before.