I have 6 wild children. 1 appy, 1 paint, 1 thoroughbred, 1 mustang, and 2 foundation quarter horses
The nipping/biting thing could be a continued pain response. Having her feet trimmed and now at a different angle puts all kinds of new stressed on the tendons, ligaments and joints. It might take a couple of weeks and a couple of trims for the stiffness to go away. She has been walking like that for a long time. I would consult with the vet to see if you can make her a little more comfortable, but the more room she has to walk around and stretch and get to know her "new" feet, the better she will get. She looks amazing. Give her time.Update: I have noticed that her biting habit has grown worse, and I'm not quite sure what to do about it. Of course whenever she does it I give her a good bop on the nose, but like I said, it's not getting any better. She still seems to be sore and she walks very stiffly. I know she only got trimmed a week and three days ago, but how much longer until she at least walks normally? Anyways here are the photos I managed to get 😊.
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As far as training for the biting issues, I back mine up. If I have a horse in training that is especially mouthy, they go backwards everywhere. From the time I put the halter on until we get whereever we are going. It only takes a little while for them to figure out it's a lot harder to bite than it is to be polite and be able to walk forwards everywhere. lol. I wouldn't do that with a horse that is very sore, but a couple of steps backwards making her use her joints differently may help build new muscles and help her carry herself a little lighter. I always ask for a low head and tucked nose so they are using their muscles instead of going into panic mode. Another horse would make them back up if they are nippy.
Good luck with her. She is so cute and she looks so much happier being able to make new friends and get around a little better. Give her time. The pain isn't gone quite yet.