Tonight I caught Miss Em and started picking her feet. I did her left front and moved on to the right front. She picks all of her feet up easily, she just isn't very good at standing on three legs. As I was picking her right front she started going down onto her knee. Of course I'm not going to just let it go when she does that. All of the sudden she crashed to the ground! Oops!
I've always thought I'd like to train her to lay down on command, but I didn't plan to start now! It could be a nightmare having a horse that lays down the moment you pick up a foot...on the flip side maybe my farrier would like to trim her laying down?! Haha. After she fell, it looked like she was going to scramble back up. I immediately squatted down and petted her all over, before asking her to get up. We went back to picking her feet and didn't have any trouble. I haven't braved her hind feet by myself yet. I'm hoping to catch my dad out at the barn one of these days so he can hold her while I do her back ones.