CC, trimming with a headache is definitely no fun! I trimmed a boarders mare with a headache just a couple days ago and that was a chore. She's been on stall rest the past couple weeks after impaling herself on the trailer divider latch, so she's all wound up on top of already being not so good about standing. She kicked out on her LH multiple times, catching my upper arm with her hock once. That was fun. Then while trimming her LF, she spooked at something and reared up and backed away from me. Scrambling up from the ground is definitely a head rush LOL.
She's not too bad, though. She is A LOT better than when she came here, manners and hoof wise. She'd been shod before coming to our barn so she had the typical long toe, high heel, contacted heel. Severe deep sulcus thrush(which is now gone in the hinds, beautiful hind frogs) and she had so much retained sole, her sole was bulbous! Imagine the sole touching the ground before the hoof wall. Ouch. But she's got great, hard feet that just need a bit more work before they're 100%
I will say though, horse like her make me glad my two behave so well. My farrier was so surprised at how good Henny is for standing for trimming, calling him broke, broke, broke. Proud mommy moment! But that's because mommy won't put up with any bad behavior.
the only thing he does now is the "potty dance." I know when he starts fidgeting too much that he has to pee. He will NOT pee in the cross ties, so a quick step into the grass for a potty break and he's good to go. :) Posted via Mobile Device