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. shes 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 shes 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 cant 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!