Originally Posted by outnabout
My mare gave me some repect issues when we moved barns almost a year ago. When she didn't want to pick up her front feet, I would grab her leg and bend it up as tight as possible and hold it there for a few minutes. Then I released it to hold to clean the foot. If she gave me more trouble, I would hold it up bent again, and do that until she behaved. Doesn't work with back legs, as bending them up just provides momentum for a kick.
Then of course, we did lots of ground work for a couple of weeks. She settled down fairly quickly, I would say in about a week.
Thanks, I'll try this! She did much better this morning, not sure why but she only pulled her hoof away twice. Normally its about 5 times on each front hoof. She's testing me...