When I first bought my horse she would move around and rear maybe once at the begining but then would calm down and he could finish his work,
After a few months of that show season started and my horse required shoes, she did her usually thing but with more rearing until she fell backwards after which she stood still. Each time came more rearing but by the end of show season she seemed to start to go back to the way she was when I first bought her.
Over last winter it was a struggle to clip her feet and at this point my dad had to take over holding her because she would lift me off the ground.
Now show season comes around again and she is horrible. To even get the farrier close to her without her shoving him over we had to tie her head to a post (with a quick release knot and a breakaway halter of course). At this point we used grain as a reward, everytime he put down her foot she got a reward, this worked for most of it but by the end she wouldn't even lift her foot. This whole farrier session took 2 and a half hours with breaks for him and her....
The last 2 or 3 times it has come to the point where she wont even stand in the hallway if she knows he's is there. Shell start rearing and trying to drag me down the hallway before anyone even gets close to her. For those last few sessions we have had to tranq her for the safety of our farrier (mind you this is not a permanent solution I realize that) and cover her eyes with a sweater. My father also has to be the one to remove the shoes and clean out her feet, the farrier is only able to clip them and add the final touch to what my dad has already done. Even with the tranq she still lashes out at him with her hind legs while he works on them and rears when he does the front.
She is fine on the ground, leads nicely, usually moves over with the slightest touch (though she does have a tendency to swing her body at you when she is frustrated (not to kick, just push over) which im working on with her,) would never bite or lash out at anyone, she isnt girthy or anything. I have noticed though that she has been becoming worse with her hind legs with me and I've been trying to work with her on it but I don't know what to do anymore.
Im at my wits end, I don't know how to change her behaviour and I feel bad because I don't want her to injure anyone during a farrier visit.
Any advise, tips or ideas? Everything appreciated..