As most of you know, I work with a nearly-three year old minature filly who's had quite a rough start. I've been working her for well over a year and a half now, and we're really starting to make progress! She lunges, stands tied, trailers, grooms, catches, and leads really well so far (only with me.) , but we still haven't been able to have strangers catch her, pick- let alone shod- her feet, have men handle her, walk past scary objects without atleast a loud snort or hop, or trot without crowhopping a bit. She nips and kicks at strangers, and practically attacks men. Today though, she defied all of these things! The day began when one of the volunteers went to catch her (not knowing that sour was a terror) for her shodding, and my amazing little girl allowed the volunteer to walk right up and catch her! No fuss, no running, no nipping. After that, when it was time for shodding- everyone expected her to flip over backwards, or kick someone, or something, but NO! She stood like a nice little lady and let them do all four feet without a problem (she made sure I knew how good she was later on, and begged for extra carrots xD) didnt even pin her ears when they went to do her back feet! Best of all, the two people that did her feet were BOTH MALES. She didnt even seem to notice! We finished the day with extra grazing time, some light lunging (no problems ) and checking her milk bag. She was amaaaazing! I've never seen her behave so well. And the funny thing is, today EVERY HORSE ON THE RANCH was acting up (probably spring fever.) except her! The one who ALWAYS acts up! Haha, well I guess spring has an opposite effect on her than the others. They're usually sweet so they were bad, she's usually bad but she was good! =D YAY SOUR!