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post #11 of 15 Old 04-04-2008, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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she's fine untill she relized she can't put her hoof down she picks it up fine and she doesn't get agressive at all she is just really scared and will do anything possiable to get away
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-04-2008, 04:49 AM
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Don't let go. Have your hypothetical assistant do thier best to control her and keep her from jumping on top of you and snubbed up against the wall, and don't let go until she calms down(within reason. Don't put yourself in a bad position). She needs to realize that it is not going to kill her to hold your foot.

I wonder if you could give your farrier a call and (if you trust him well) see if he could come help you with her. Ask if he has a spare day if he could give you some pointers, and help you out.
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she's fine untill she relized she can't put her hoof down she picks it up fine and she doesn't get agressive at all she is just really scared and will do anything possiable to get away
Do it very slowly. Just start with 1 sec, do it for 3-4 days in row, than 2 secs (just pick and count to yourself), then 3 secs etc. It looks like you are half-way through already (she picks up, so you don't have to teach her). It doesn't sound like disrespect issue. She may just very afraid to loose the balance.
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thanks so much guys
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-06-2008, 05:33 AM
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How come is this being worked on now? Working with a babies feet should be done right from birth. Not sure what your situation is but remember to be patient.
You sound like you know what you are doing, just continue asking for her feet. She will reach the point where this particular topic will get her bored as she becomes accustomed to you asking her for her feet.

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