I taught Lucy to self-load today on the trailer in 20 minutes! It started when I decided to work with her again to make sure all the progress we made over the weekend wasn't a fluke. Indeed it was not, and she got right on with no fuss the first time! I was so happy!
Kenny was at the barn with me so he recorded us working on the self-loading:
He didn't get the very first time we tried it, but basically she got halfway on and then realised I wasn't next to her, and got confused, but I tapped her on the butt and she considered her options for a second and then continued walking forward.
In the hay basket in the trailer, we piled lots of apples and carrots. We were trying to get her to realise that really wonderful things await her whenever she gets on the trailer! It worked, and thankfully she's quite food-motivated (a woman after my own heart).
Anyway, she gets a gold star today :)