Originally Posted by My Shadow
I have a 4 year old mare, that is very nervous of her back feet being picked up. I can touch all over her legs but when I apply pressure to pick them up she would rather kick me
, than let me have them. I would like to work on this.
There is not a magic trick to fix this, the only advise I can give is to just continue to mess with her feet.
Touch, rub, wash, do anything and everything with them you can.
Over time she will grow to trust you, just stay calm and comfort her and praise her for good, do not punish her for bad.