Teaching a yearling to back out of trailer
Tips/tricks needed! My yearling will get in the trailer but hates getting out backwards. She will lock her legs and the only way to get her out is to either turn her around (did this twice) or basically pull/push her out. I have a trainer working on it once a week but after three sessions it isn't going very well. She isn't scared of the trailer but pretty much refuses to back out unless forced physically
If she gets on good, and off good...well..
Since she's small, and can turn around, she does. Work on her backing skills on the ground until you can back her quite a way, anywhere, any time. At some point, she'll likely be too big to turn around (although I have had several really big horses who choose to fold up like Gumby and walk out forward.) As long as they load good and come off good, I truly could care less which way that happens. In my world, if you are willing to get in the little metal box, and get out when we get where we're going, it's all good, I'm not going to sweat the small stuff.
You didn't say if you have a ramp or a step up, with a step up, I actually prefer it if the horse turns around and steps down, much less scary.