But not just yet.
The farrier was out yesterday, the last time he came out was the day I was operated on. Since I wouldn't be there I just asked for Coriander to get a trim. I wasn't comfortable about Gwen getting worked on when I wasn't there. So as you can probably imagine she really needed a trim by yesterday. For safety, and to ensure that all her feet were done, I arranged to have the vet sedate her for the farrier. (This is only Gwen's second all-around trim ever.)
I got to the barn right on time and found her already sedated and the farrier on the third foot. Freaking early vet! She was good for the two feet I was witness to, though I was told she was twitchy about her left hind- the injured leg, which doesn't surprise me one bit. I'm going to try foregoing the sedation during the next trim, hopefully she was awake enough to remember that everything was fine and that the farrier is nothing to flip out about. That would make the third trim the charm!
Coriander was naughty. He was bad about that right hind again, trying to pull his old falling over trick. Maybe this time was his last ditch effort to see if it would work? Because it didn't. I hope he gives it up permanently from this point on. The farrier didn't seem too worried about it. He says that my boy isn't scared of getting his feet done, he's just impatient. Any tips out there for teaching a horse patience?