Learnt a new trick today and I would never have thought of it.
Stella as an injury on her hind leg requiring attention. How to treat the wound without getting kicked.!!!! Spend time deep in thought. No solution. Still I had to go to the vet for ointment and may be a jab. (For the horse not me). The vet gave me the solution (female)
So here goes, for those that don't know, and for those that need a refresher. Treating an injury on a hind leg of a horse.
Step (1) let the horse know you are there and pat the leg you intend working on. Now at this point you can always chicken out and get some one else to administer pain to the back leg of the horse, or, you can blindly follow the directions of the lady vet. Which I did.
Step (2) Get she who must be obeyed, or as it is mostly ladies that are reading this thread, get Husband/boyfriend/ or some one you want to get even with to help. No, they don't have to grab the hind leg while you quickly adminster pain.
Step (3) Get your helper/person, to stand by the front leg on the opporsite side you are treating.
Step (4) When ready get the helper to lift the horses front leg off the ground. While the front leg is off the ground adminster medication/pain to the injury on the hind leg. Horse can not use the hind leg to kick while the front leg is off the ground.
Step (5) move away, and enjoy, as the horse will most likely turn its attention to the person holding its front leg and forget the pain was in the rear.
Benefit: Horse does not associate the pain with the person at the back because like me you would have moved well away and are watching the horse adminster payback to the person holding the front leg. Once you have tired of the fun it is polite to tell the holder of the front leg to put it down and, for them to thank the horse for co-opperating. (adding insult to injury) Not really, I always thank Stella after working with her feet.
It works a treat.