one of our mares Rocky suffered a severe leg injury a while ago, now whenever we go to touch her she'll shy away.
The injury happened atleast 9 months ago. We'd have to treat and wrap her leg every day for a few weeks, which you could see hurt her everytime. But after it, she was fine. She went back to her normal loving, cuddly self. She's such a sweetheart and sooo adorable. But a week or so ago, my stepdad was trimming her hooves and as he went to pick up her leg (the one that was injured earlier) she reared up and bolted. I understand why she did this, but she wont come anywhere near me now, and even when she does, she'll shy at the littlest touch? Its such a change from a horse that begs for attention to a horse that hates it? I understand she may be scared, she doesnt tend to get along with men sometimes, but she's NEVER had a problem with me before, im kind of the one on the property that the horses know wont ever hurt them.
Its winter, and she NEEDS her rug, but I can't get it on her
Is she scared of ME personally (i was there when she reared)?
Is there anything I can do to earn her trust?
Pleeease help, I love this girl to bits!