I agree! I've learned my lesson...Aria was my first horse I started personally that had no handling at all. Now I know you can't put them out into a large field without getting them over the fear of being haltered and caught first. Maybe the first trailering can be similar, if you need to pick up or move a horse that has not been trained to trailer yet. Amore had been handled a little, but not really started beyond having a halter on, she was completely green to leading and didn't tie. So we had to basically winch her into the trailer to get her home. But a month later, after more training, she was able to get into a trailer on her own. I suspect it will be straight forward getting Aria into a trailer with a friend next time I try.I wonder what other training things are akin to halter breaking an unhandled horse...
Aria is a smart pony though, and now she knows I'm catching her to bring her nice places. Today I walked right up to her in the field and put my hand on her collar, and then put her halter on. She went out in the turnout without a lead rope or lunge line on today, and when I came back to get the horses she was the first to the gate to get caught. Good pony!
Here is the little herd goofing off in turnout today. Pony is very healthy and sassy now.