Sorry if this sounds ignorant but here we go...
I've been working with my mare to allow me to pick up her hind feet again (short story is that she had an infected hoof from thrush that after a trim was tender from removing manure/thrush matter from deep in the sulcus and became reluctant to let us touch her feet again).
It's just me working with her.
Right now she picks up fine with a rope and we typically work in her stall as she has less "wiggle" room. If I put her in cross ties, she swings her butt around more so than I can safely deal with.
Once I go to pick her feet and approach her hindquarters even closer, however, after she has picked up her feet from pressure from the rope...she begins to move and avoid me.
What can I do to hold her still to continue the next step of picking her hooves? Do I need someone else to hold her head and/or keep her against a wall? She's not mean or ill tempered but last night she scared herself in the crossties while I tried picking and she busted a rope :(