My mare "no likey" farriers" - so I do it myself and am always hoping this will eventually lead to - her letting someone else do it. To date, I am still on the hoping part. She is barefoot. I got a hoofjack and had to train her to "do her part". Well, she really doesn't like her hind feet "stretched" back into the jack, so I just let her rest it in the jack in a position parallel to her opposing hock at the lowest elevation. She is happy with that and it works. It makes it just a tad more difficult for me, but it seems the best I can do. Now, I realize she would have more "kick" momentum, which I hope is never a problem. I baby her when it comes to her feet, but then again, she babies me.
So, my question to those in horse forum land is...where do you all position your horse's hinds on the jack, do you stretch it out to where a farrier would place it, or?