I've sat with my horses in their paddock before, let them come up to me, sniff me etc. I only do it because I trust them, I'd never do it with any other horses. Whenever I'm working with my farrier, if he wants to show me something about a horse's feet, I'll couch or kneel if I'm going to be down there a while. A lot easier than bending over for a long time and you get a better view. If I didn't feel safe, I wouldn't do it. But when I'm in this situation, it's usually with a lame horse that can barely move period so I'm not too worried about being run over.
Posted via Mobile Device