Originally Posted by ilyTango
Yeah...my dad has always been careful around corners...it's the straights he was normally fast on. I'm going to get her wraps as soon as I can, but the trailer's not really big enough to take another horse. It's a calf trailer originally (to take one or two 4H calves to the shows, or other small animals like sheep and pigs to the petting zoo at our fair), and there's really only room for her alone to comfortably fit. The radio's an idea...I guess for now just a lot of practice leaving her in there is the way to go..
I gotta ask... how high is the ceiling in your trailer? My family bought an H&S stock trailer to haul our cattle and horses, with a 6 foot ceiling height that dropped off toward the front, where the horse's were tied. Here's the trailer.
My easy-loading pony flatly refused to step on without a ramp, and my sister's QH wouldn't load at all. These are not giants of horses, 14.1 and 14.3 hands. We actually ended up chopping the roof and raising it by about a foot. The trailer turned out nice, and the horses instantly loaded.
Moral of the story... maybe the trailer designed for calves is just too low for your horse to be comfortable? Just a thought.
Best of luck!