Yesterday was a pretty harrowing kind of day, with everything that happened I fully expected to be right back at the start of our bonding again. But I guess I was wrong, happily!
Today, after I groomed her, I was able to pick up her back feet for the first time since I got her. She didn't move, she didn't flinch or move to kick. When I was done I patted her all over and gave her a couple of treats.
I put her away in her pasture and she followed me around while I filled up her trough and put out a new bale of hay. When I was done she stood by me while I spent about five minutes just swishing flies off her (bugs are bad in our area).
When I was done I just stood scratching her ear for a minute and she put her head down, then rubbed her face on my arm.
I don't know if it means anything at all, or that I was just a handy scratching post, but it felt like she was finally really friends with me. The whole time she was sedated yesterday I rubbed her forehead. Whenever I feed her or walk by her I rub her forehead. I felt like she felt comfortable enough with me to rub her own forehead on me for a change lol.
Should I not let her do it again? Or is it ok?