Over time on the forum I've read threads pertaining to ensuring your horse is well mannered for both the vet and the farrier. And I'm embarrassed to admit that I've not properly ever worked with my mare Dai to be calm when she's getting her yearly shots.
She's a good, sweet girl but is incredibly shy and somewhat fearful. Whenever the vet comes for vaccinations, she just sidesteps and circles round and round me whilst he follows her. Eventually he can get the needle in and is so very patient and calm with her. She actually quite 'likes' him in that she'll put her head right on his chest for a good scratch...but she really doesn't like the needles.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me to work on over the next months before its time for spring vaccinations and floating? I know I should've done this ages ago...and feel fortunate that my vet is as gentle as he is with her. But I really need to 'fix' this as it is my responsibility.
Thanks in advance HF'ers!