When we first started, this mare was nervous and did quite a bit of backing up and spooking. My goal was to offer her a sense of calm and Relaxation. I knew that even if we didn't get her in the trailer right away, I just wanted her to feel safe near it. I encouraged her to investigate the trailer and when she would back up or spook, I moved with her and casually brought her closer to the trailer again. I wanted her to realize it was no big deal. We ended that session with her two feet on the ramp.
The next day...."
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