Hi I'm 15 and am in the process of training my two Connemara girls.
I am really having issues with loading them into the float because one of them had a accident awhile back she backed out under the bum guard and the pushed up trying to get out, she is very wary since that happened. I can get them both in the float eating but the moment you try to lift the door up the both go shooting out.
How did she back up under the bum bar? Was she not tied,then had butt bar lowered, before being untied,, and asked to back out?
I guess you have to use the type of trailer you have, but I think horses feel too trapped, in a straight load , with butt bars and often, also dividers
I guess what I would do, is go right back to teaching them to stand tied, and thus not to try backing, until untied
Usually, my premise is, that a horse that leads, loads, but once they get a negative association, you then have to eliminate that associated negative with a trailer first.