As most of you know I purchased a new pony for my daughter Aubrey. Her name is Pepper and while she is very quiet under saddle she is very nervous when you work around her. Her back legs are the worst!! Well, I put off having the farrier here (even though she needed it bad since I got her) until after I had a chance to play with her a bit with her issues. It paid off tenfold!!! She was just about perfect to have her feet done. I was very proud of her and actually got the "seal of approval" from my farrier - he's a tough character when he doesn't like a horse you have :-)
It goes to show.... Patience and Time is what it really takes with some horses.. Can't say all but in my opinion... Most.